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Latesha Beasley

Program Director, Early Childhood Education

Latesha D. Beasley is the Director for Early Childhood Education in the Programs department. Ms. Beasley has deep professional roots in the nonprofit and educational sectors, where she has advocated for social justice and sustainable change in pursuit of equity and opportunity for all. She most recently served as Chief of Staff for North10, Philadelphia – a community development and neighborhood revitalization organization that aims to improve lives of those in the Hunting Park and East Tioga neighborhoods of North Philadelphia – where she steered the strategic direction of the organization.

Ms. Beasley previously worked as a Manager, Recruiting and Staffing for the Camden City School District, where she supported family school staffing, diversity initiatives, and compensation research to position the District as a competitive employer and national model for urban education. Ms. Beasley also worked as the District’s Innovation Manager, where she served as a liaison to New Jersey’s only Renaissance (District-Charter hybrid) schools. In this role, she supported the District with multi-million-dollar construction projects and operationalized major District initiatives, such as a city-wide enrollment process. As a champion for children, Ms. Beasley led Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Camden County as Interim Executive Director, where she was responsible for increasing the visibility of the program in order to ensure its sustainability. Under her leadership, the program grew its educational advocacy initiative to advocate for abused neglected children in out-of-home placement and increased the percentage of young people who would receive a CASA volunteer.

Ms. Beasley has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and a master’s degree in public administration from Villanova University. She lives in South Jersey with her husband Mylan and her daughter Myla Grace.