MeckEd Staff

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SHELLY BIBY

COO 

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.

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Megan Conner

Career Pathways Manager

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. 

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DR. ROSS DANIS

CEO & President

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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OTEIA DOUGLAS

Career Pathways Advisor, Garinger High School

Oteia brings over 15 years of experience working with high school students within the Charlotte Mecklenburg School District. As a Career Pathways Advisor, she is focused on ensuring the success of students at Garinger High School.  In the past, Ms. Douglas has served as Job Coordinator Assistant and worked as a community-based training and work performance evaluator for students. 

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OMAR PARKES

Career Pathways Director

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.

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ASHTON GLENN

Career Pathways Advisor, Harding University High School 

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.

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CRYSTAL POPE

Career Pathways Advisor, West Charlotte High School

Crystal’s journey working with youth started at Mecklenburg County Courts as a Juvenile Clerk aiding District Court Judges.  Prior to serving as MeckEd’s Career Pathways Advisor at West Charlotte High School, Crystal served as a Juvenile Rehabilitation Counselor.  She is committed to ensuring that all students have access to opportunity and are on a path to a bright future.

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Jay Womack 

Career Pathways Advisor, Julius Chambers High School

Jay has dedicated his career to helping youth achieve their goals. As a Career Pathways Advisor, he will draw upon his experiences as a classroom teacher, a basketball coach, and  youth advisor to guide students on a path to success.