Young Education Professionals-Atlanta
The Executive Board
If you would like to contact any of us, please email us at Atlanta [at] youngedprofessionals [dot] org
Christine Baines, Membership and Recruitment Chair
Christine is a visionary, education leader committed to providing youth with the essential tools needed to realize and actualize their full potential. Her extensive experience in education spans from a variety of educational settings with a range of age groups, yet her passion lies in working with youth from disadvantaged communities.
Beginning her career as a teacher in a Title I school, Christine's desire to contribute to the school community motivated her to build capacity through action research while holding leadership roles in curriculum development, Common Core alignment, and as a professional development facilitator. Her action-orientation led her to pursue a degree in leadership and policy to impact student outcomes on a larger scale.
While obtaining her Master’s degree at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Christine analyzed school structures, examined various contributors to school reform, wrote multiple grants, and prepared to be an instructional leader in an underperforming school. Simultaneously, Christine worked as an intern at The Education Trust-Midwest and The Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning.
Christine has since worked for several impressive community and non-profit organizations. In these roles, Christine has piloted, coordinated, and executed out-of-school time programs, facilitated professional development across the country, and has launched holistic change efforts while holding to her social justice and educational equity values. Christine currently supports out-of-school time professionals and scholars at BellXcel.
Christine proudly serves her community as a member of the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta and the Membership & Recruitment Chair of YEP-Atlanta. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and toddler son.
Kaylyn Harris, Development and Operations Chair
Kaylyn is an innovative professional with a wide range of experience in the ecosystem of education. After teaching Secondary Science for 5 years in both virtual and brick and mortar settings, Kaylyn transitioned to the EdTech industry and worked to train national school districts with Amplify as Professional Learning Specialist. Currently, Kaylyn works in the field of Learning and Development as a Learning Designer on the Sales Enablement team at Delta Air Lines and is pursing a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in Education Technology at Cleveland State University. She will graduate in May 2020.
In her spare time, Kaylyn uses web bases resources to learn more about technology and Learning and Development methods, as she is passionate and ambitious in her Learning Experience Design (LXD) career. Kaylyn loves to dine and try new restaurants in and around the metro Atlanta area. She frequents Atlanta's Beltline and enjoys being active out doors or in yoga and barre classes.
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James Osanyinbi, Communications, Data and Reporting Chair
James Osanyinbi serves as the Communications, Data and Reporting Chair for YEP Atlanta. James is an enthusiastic and passionate advocate for K-12 student success. He was worked over the last eight years in the fields of education policy, research and leadership development to improve education policies and practices that impact teacher and student performance.
James’ journey in education began as a graduate student of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. As a Master of Public Administration, he sought to deepen his understanding of how program evaluation and research can inform the decisions of education policy makers and practitioners. While in the graduate program, he completed a summer research project in Washington D.C. at Amplify Inc., through the Education Pioneers Graduate Fellowship Program. He ultimately development a comprehensive guidebook and database of current teacher and principal evaluation policies in all 50 states. These resources helped Amplify’s Government Relations division better engage and provide digital solutions to school districts nationwide.
Upon graduation from the Master of Public Administration program, James interned at The Center for Competitiveness, the strategic arm of the Georgia Chamber that researches, develops and advances proactive solutions for the challenges facing Georgia employers. At the Center, he specialized in the areas of education, healthcare, and legal policy research.
James currently serves as the Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist for the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement (GLISI). GLISI provides relevant and engaging leadership development support to Georgia school districts designed to uplift school leaders, transform mindsets and actions, create vibrate cultures of innovation and build excellent and equitable schools. In his role at GLISI, James communicates program influence and impact through data collection, analysis, and reporting to assist in the development and improvement of GLISI’s services.
In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with family, reading and developing health and wellness programs.