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Meet Our Team

SESI is led by a team of individuals focused on educating and serving students with special academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs. The dedication, experience, and vision of our leadership team enable students to thrive within the classroom and beyond.

Dawn Thomas

President, SESI

Dawn joined FullBloom in August 2022 and serves as President of the SESI Division. MORE>

Dave Wood

Senior Vice President, Special Education – East

Since 2016, Dave has served as SESI’s senior vice president of business development, responsible for the development and MORE>

Milton A. Alexander Jr., ED.M

Senior Vice President – Alternative Education Division

For over two decades, Milt dedicated his career to serving youth in partnership with public school districts across the country. MORE>

Diane Myers, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Special Education – Behavior

Diane joined SESI in February 2020. She leads behavioral initiatives across SESI and oversees implementation of the CASE approach MORE>

Ellen Gaske, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President, Academics

Dr. Ellen Gaske has served as SESI’s senior vice president of academics since 2014, overseeing the academic needs of students MORE>

Monique Robinson

Vice President, Corporate Development and Operations

Monique joined SESI in 2021 as the vice president of corporate development and operations. In this role, Monique leads MORE>

Emily Fizer

Vice President, Recruiting

Emily joined the SESI team in 2020 as the vice president of recruitment. In this role, Emily leads, develops, and executes overall MORE>

Celeste Chatman

Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Talent Management

Celeste Chatman serves as vice president, diversity, equity, inclusion & talent management where she leads the MORE>