The Y of Central Maryland recently announced that O’bette Jamison has been hired as school partnerships regional manager; Jesse Reese and Vanessa Norton as after-school enrichment coordinators; and Kea McCoy as the director of before and after school enrichment.
Jamison will manage the Y’s community schools and grant-funded Out of School Time programming operations for elementary schools. During the summer, Jamison led the Y’s implementation of an initiative, in partnership with Building Educated Leaders for Life, that served 660 elementary school students at 11 sites in Baltimore. She formerly worked at the Y as Community School Coordinator at Rayner Browne in 2006.
Reese will serve as the before and after school enrichment regional coordinator for all the sites in Anne Arundel County, except for Monarch Global Academy and Jessup Elementary School. Reese will also continue in his current role in preparations for the upcoming camp season. Reese joined the Y as a before and after school site director in Harford County in 2006.
Norton, who will celebrate 24 years with the Y this fall, will manage the Y’s new programs at Monarch Global Academy and Jessup Elementary School as a before and after school enrichment regional coordinator. Norton joined the Y as a preschool aide in Harford County in 1991.
McKoy will lead all of the Y’s consumer-paid before and after school enrichment operations. She previously worked as a before and after school enrichment regional manager, where she improved program quality scores, acquired new sites and increased participant enrollment. McKoy joined the Y as a community school coordinator at Patterson High School in 2013.