Dr. Angela Bass
Angela executes the vision of the board, establishes the organization’s strategic plan, and leads the staff to meet goals aligned to MELA’s mission.
TELA Community Engagement Director
Cheryl fosters collaboration between leaders and community members in Tallahatchie county to catalyze people to act on behalf of young children and families.
TELA Professional Development Director
Amy supports all Prek teachers in Tallahatchie County involved in the Early Learning Collaborative through individualized coaching, training sessions, and providing resources aligned to the preK curriculum.
Director, Communications and Operations
Biz oversees organizational operations and guides the organization’s communication strategies.
Leigh Sargent, Director
TELA Collaborative Director
Leigh leads the Early Learning Collaborative Council, ensuring collaboration among all participating partners. In addition, Leigh works to ensure that all Early Learning Collaborative grant requirements are adhered to.