Shekema is the Early Head Start Director for Durham’s Partnership for Children Durham Early Head Start program. Prior to this role, she served as an Early Childhood Outreach (EChO) Program Manager, various roles in early head start/head start, and early intervention. She brings 20 years of experience in early childhood development, Early Head Start/Head Start, and early intervention. Shekema received her Master’s in Education with a Specialization in Special Education and a Master’s in Organizational Management with a Specialization in Public Administration from Ashford University. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education.