Melanie Brewster
Director of Strategic Integration, Puerto Rico  

Melanie Brewster began her career at Acelero Learning in 2011 as a Center Director in Philadelphia where she served as an educational leader for six classrooms. In 2013, Melanie moved into the position of Director of Education and was responsible for overseeing the quality of services in 23 Philadelphia classrooms. Given her proven knowledge and expertise in Head Start, Melanie became Deputy Director of the very first Shine Implement program in Toledo, Ohio and most recently transitioned to the Director of Strategic Integration for Puerto Rico. As Director of Strategic Integration for Shine Early Learning, Melanie is responsible for providing overall support to a team of education and family services leadership staff to ensure a smooth and successful transition and implementation of all start-up aspects of Shine Early Learning’s education and family engagement approach. Melanie holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood and elementary education from Temple University and a master's degree in urban studies and community development from Eastern University.