From the Chalkbeat.org article: https://chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2020/02/20/first-8-hires-new-leader-to-oversee-early-childhood-education-efforts-in-memphis/
The nonprofit overseeing early childhood education efforts in Memphis has a new executive director.
Kandace Thomas was approved Thursday by the board of First 8 Memphis, and will start work April 1.
Thomas had previously been with the Irving Harris Foundation in Chicago for the last 13 years, most recently as a senior program officer, according to her online LinkedIn profile. Irving Harris is a grant-making body that supports the development of young children, arts and culture, and social change.