Jessica will leave her position at SEEC effective July 26, 2019 to pursue her degree in southern Vermont. This move is a return for Jessica to the world of education and allows her to continue her interest in global perspectives and diversity.
“My team is a truly amazing group of talented professionals and I will dearly miss working with them, said Jessica. “I look forward to watching SEEC continue to lead the way in progressive approaches to community inclusion and employment.”
Jessica Neely joined SEEC’s staff in 2016 as Director of our Community and Employment Network. In this role, Jessica oversees supports and services for more than 60 people who spend their weekdays engaged in community-based employment, educational, and recreational activities. Jessica comes to us from The Arc Prince George’s County where she oversaw the agency’s Day and Community Links Division. During her years there, she also served as The Arc’s Director of Family Services and Community Affairs, and was involved in fundraising and communications efforts. Jessica brings her love of community, learning, and culture to SEEC. After a long career in education, she served as the executive director of an arts and literature foundation in Washington, D.C., which promotes reading and literacy.
Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Vassar College and an M.A. in English from Stanford University. She is the mother of three children, one of whom has a developmental disability and is a graduate of Project SEARCH.