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MeckEd Staff

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Shelly Biby has spent her professional career serving children and communities in need. Her experiences have taken her in and out of the classroom, where she has gained valuable knowledge about educational best practices, innovative teaching strategies for a 21st-century education, and building strategic and results-oriented non-profit programming.

Chief Operating Officer


Megan Conner

Megan has spent her career assisting the underserved for over 7 years through W.I.O.A (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) funded programs in North Carolina and Georgia. In previous roles, she has been a Job Coach and a WIOA Career Coordinator. In both positions, Megan has always enjoyed helping individuals reach their career and education goals. She is committed to the experience and growth of every individual she serves. 

Career Pathways Manager

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Dr.  Danis’ service as a teacher, staff developer, school principal, curriculum director, foundation executive, university dean, and non-profit leader is fueled by his abiding belief in the power of public education to transform lives.He continues to empower educators, policymakers, and community members with the knowledge and resources necessary to ensure that all children, especially those who face obstacles, have access the education they deserve and the experiences necessary to thrive.


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Omar Parkes

Prior to serving as MeckEd’s Career Pathways Coordinator, Omar spent almost a decade helping young people realize their dreams through his work with ResCare Workforce Services.  As MeckEd’s Career Pathways Coordinator, Omar applies his experience and demonstrates his commitment to ensuring that all Charlotte Mecklenburg high school students find and stay on a path to a bright future.

Career Pathways Director


Jolon Shields

After spending the first few years of his career in IT with IBM, Jolon attended St. John’s University in Queens where he earned his Master’s in Education.  It was in Brooklyn schools that he would hone his leadership skills, and learn to combine and apply his love of technology, Mathematics, and passion for encouraging youth in an educational setting.  Jolon is committed to serving students and families, and will bring his wealth of knowledge as a former educator and high school administrator to impact student achievement in their college and career pursuits.

Career Pathways Advisor Garinger HS

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Ashton Glenn is MeckEd’s Career Pathways Advisor committed to ensuring the success of students at Harding University High School.  Prior to joining MeckEd, Ashton served as an advocate for youth in the region and has worked as an educator, coach, and mentor in Charlotte Mecklenburg and Gaston County Schools.

Career Pathways Advisor Harding HS


John Kirkpatrick

John comes to MeckEd with over 15 years of working with youth and families as an advocate and educator in Mecklenburg, Richmond, and Union Counties.  He is passionate about seeing that youth excel to their full potential as world changers for a better society. 

Career Pathways Advisor West Charlotte HS


Shemika Fletcher

Shamika Fletcher has extensive experience in Education and Youth services. Over the past two decades, she has worked primarily in workforce development for states such as Rhode Island, New York, and North Carolina. In addition, she has expanded her youth advocacy into communities in Cameroon Africa. Through her diverse background in education, Shamika strives to help her scholars develop their skills, find meaningful employment, and improve their overall quality of life.

Career Pathways Advisor Julius Chambers HS

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