April 12th, 2018 | by SRC
Thelma is responsible for leading the growth, evolution, and implementation of SRC’s Practice and Strategy portfolios. Her previous experiences working in philanthropy and the public sector includes creating the framework for the District of Columbia’s enhanced Quality Rating and Improvement System and successfully launching a free shared services platform for licensed child care providers. She began her career in education as a policy advisor at EducationCounsel. Later, through Teach for America, she taught pre-K in a public school setting in Atlanta while earning her graduate degree. She taught kindergarten at an elementary school in Decatur, GA serving residents of the most diverse square mile in the country, and then worked at the Atlanta Speech School as an early childhood language and literacy facilitator where she coached teachers and school leaders serving children birth to third grade. Prior to her work in early learning, she worked in international development in East Africa. Thelma earned her M.A.T. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Georgia State University, and a B.A. in International Relations and African Studies from Mount Holyoke College.