Meet Our Staff

Our staff includes the following very dedicated individuals…

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dee Dee Parker Wright is Jubilee JumpStart’s Executive Director. In addition to managing the daily operations of our nonprofit childcare center, she also leads the organization’s fundraising and community engagement efforts. Dee Dee brings more than twenty years experience to her role as Executive Director, including 12 years with Head Start and four years with Child Protective Services. Dee Dee joined Jubilee JumpStart in 2011.

Email Dee Dee at dwright@jubileejumpstart.org

 

THE ADMIN TEAM
Reporting directly to the Executive Director, our administrative team manages various facets of our daily operations at Jubilee JumpStart. The team includes:

Barbara Brooks Gumes
Associate Director of Education Services
Admissions, Program Management, Program Grant Management, Teacher Recruitment, Supervisor of Program Coordinators and Teaching Staff

Email: bbrooks@jubileejumpstart.org

Brenda Balcarcel
Program Assistant
Email: bbalcarcel@jubileejumpstart.org

PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Education Services, our program coordinators supervise our classroom teachers and volunteer caregivers. Our Program Coordinators are:

  • Tameeka Byrd, Infants and Young Toddlers
  • Dominique Spencer, Ages Two and Three
  • Danica Benson, Pre-K Lead Teachers

TEACHING STAFF
Our teaching staff are a skilled, highly-qualified group of professionals. Each teacher is well-versed in Washington DC’s state-mandated regulations for early childhood education, and all are committed to continuing education. We are proud to employ several bilingual teachers and encourage the use of Spanish in each classroom.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Click Here to see a list of our Board Members.