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Van Sheets

Executive Director
vsheets@educationalfirststeps.org

Van Sheets joined EFS as Executive Director in November 2017. As the son of an elementary school teacher and the father of three daughters, he deeply appreciates the power of early childhood education.

He has been a successful CEO in diverse industries, and has engaged in numerous volunteer leadership roles in social sector organizations, particularly in the areas of education and economic opportunity, in Boston, New Orleans and San Francisco as well as Dallas/Fort Worth. He is passionate about providing high quality development opportunities to disadvantaged children, and about the potential of excellent early childhood providers to impact underprivileged neighborhoods.

Van attended North Carolina public schools, and earned an AB with honors in Economics from Duke, and an MBA from Harvard.