Shakesha Thompson, curriculum and instruction associate, has over 15 years of experience in early childhood education (ECE), program management, coaching, and training. She is passionate about education and views her ECE work as a key that opens doors to building a society with opportunities for all children and families.

Thompson serves as the early education expert advisor for EDC’s Young Mathematicians initiative. She frequently presents trainings and conference sessions for ECE professionals on a variety of topics. Previously, she worked as a bilingual coach and trainer for the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was the director of the Adventure Kids program.

Fluent in Portuguese and English, Thompson holds a BA in Early Education and an MEd in Educational Leadership and Management from Fitchburg State University.