Jaymes Hanna, Senior Program Officer of Market Dynamics on the K-12 Education team, supports the work on improving the design, awareness, and adoption of evidence-based programs, products and services that support teachers and increase student success. He launched and manages a portfolio to evolve K-12 markets toward better serving students who are Black, Latino, and/or experiencing poverty by: Supporting improved sustainability and scalability of evidence-based providers; enabling informed decision-making via transparent, quality market information for districts and providers; and enhancing relevance of programs/products/services via proximate and human-centered design practices.
Previously, Jaymes lead the development of scalable, sustainable programs at College Ready grantee, LEAP Innovations. Prior, he was a Manager at Monitor Deloitte Strategy Consulting--leading growth and mergers & acquisitions projects. He also worked as an engineer at Intel, developing custom chips for Smart TV's. Jaymes holds a Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and also earned an MBA from Kellogg (Northwestern University) as part of its dual-degree program in design thinking & innovation.
If you think about trying to write educational materials and examples and problems to really engage folks, and you don't understand what things are most resonant in their lives, in their lived experiences, and in their cultures, it’s just less likely that it will really resonate and excite them.
Senior Program Officer of K-12 Market Dynamics
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation