As Chief Programs and Impact Officer, Sonja leads the programs team in developing systems and processes to elevate quality and deepen the impact of early childhood and out-of-school-time programming, community partnerships, family engagement, and mental health. Sonja believes that ensuring equitable early learning for our nation’s most vulnerable children is a matter of social justice.
With nearly 16 years of service in early childhood education, Sonja has held a variety of roles working both with and for children and their families. Most recently, Sonja was the Executive Director, Early Learning and Child Development at One Hope United.
Sonja is a graduate of Capella University where she earned a PhD in Education. Sonja also holds a master’s degree in early childhood administration from National Louis University and postgraduate certification in online instruction from Roosevelt University.