As executive director, Linsey will oversee the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing and community outreach.
She brings to ENHE a passion for both children and families in East Nashville and believes that a focus on literacy can change lives.
Linsey is a cum laude honors graduate of Fisk University, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and completed the Teacher Certification Program, pre-k through 6th grade.
She furthered her studies at the Collegiate School Teaching Institute in New York, New York and conducted NSF Applied Psychology research at Clemson University with research training in human factors and organizational psychology.
Linsey also holds a master’s degree in supervision and administration from Tennessee State University with magna cum laude honors.
Throughout her career, Linsey has served as a teacher and director in early childhood schools in both public and private settings. She has experience in training teachers and staff through presenting at professional development workshops and conferences for teachers and working as an educational consultant for child care facilities in the community.
“Ameshica’s extensive background in psychology and early child development paired with her passion for literacy makes her a wonderful fit for this important position in the Nashville community,” said Brittany Simpson, president of East Nashville Hope Exchange Board of Directors. “We’re more than thrilled to have her on board.”
One of Linsey’s goals for ENHE is to create more community partnerships that focus on strengthening literacy skills of at-risk students and families.
She desires to share ENHE’s vision of “Reading for Life” with as many communities and families as possible.
Brandy Fenderson, the previous executive director of ENHE, has decided to return to Metro Nashville Public Schools. ENHE sincerely thanks Fenderson for her hard work during the last four years and wishes her well on her new endeavor.