Jessica J. Hankey, Director
Jessica oversees the department's portfolio of work (school-community partnerships, volunteer programs, grants and fund development, charter school contracts, and innovation strategies) which is unified by the intent to leverage community assets to ensure that all schools are thriving. Jessica is happy to assist with matching community organizations with school needs, support staff and partners in navigating procedures to formalize partnerships, and provide guidance on Board policies relevant to our department's work.
Laura Whitmore, Community Partnerships Coordinator
Laura serves as the co-director for the Elementary Schools of Hope and Achievement Connections partnerships as well as supports various other large-scale academic tutoring partnership efforts to ensure alignment with district priorities and policies. Laura also oversees the district-wide Volunteer Administrative Policy.
Krystal E. Gartley, Programs Assistant-Senior
Krystal provides general support for the department as well as manages various project timelines and deliverables for partnerships staff.
Marcie Pfeifer-Soderbloom, Grants and Fund Development Coordinator
Marcie provides project management, grant writing and editing, and budget development to help MMSD leverage local, regional, and national funding. She supports the Innovation Grant Fund process, facilitates the grant workflow process, and provides information on grant opportunities. She works closely with other departments and schools across the district.