Jamie Spielmann is the Interim Director of Planning & Development for North State Together and is joined by three other members of a team that provides backbone support to five county collective impact networks: Expect More Tehama, Reach Higher Shasta, Trinity Together: A Cradle to Career Partnership, Advancing Modoc Youth, and College to Careers for Siskiyou.  The primary mission of North State Together is to support the cradle to career objectives of the five counties with the goal of increasing the education and career attainment of our North State students.  Since starting with North State Together in October 2018, Jamie has achieved great success in establishing a regional shared measurement message by fostering key relationships, increasing data sharing agreements across the counties, filling cradle to career data gaps, and creating regional data cradle to career webpages across North State Together’s success indicators.

Jamie brings to North State Together over 16 years of experience in higher education in a rural setting where she proudly served thousands of students, staff, and educators in a wide range of roles.   She has served in a variety of capacities at both College of the Redwoods and Shasta College including in EOPS, admissions and records, academic counseling, student life, and international student programs as well as leading the daily operations of the human resources department.  Believing passionately in the power of education to expand human potential, impact lives, and transform communities and in the collective impact model as the vehicle to increase educational outcomes in the North State, Jamie works tirelessly devoting her myriad of skill sets to our region.  Jamie’s passion for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility has led her to serve on the Shasta Family YMCA Board of Directors as well as sit on various subcommittees for the YMCA.

Jamie began her educational trajectory before the existence of guided pathways and has a CTE certificate, numerous associate degrees, and a Bachelor of Science in Business.   She completed her Master of Science in Management and Leadership in May 2020.  Jamie is proud to be a first-generation college graduate from a rural community.

When not connecting with community partners or implementing her latest idea to help North State Together achieve its vision, she can be found running on the North State trails or adventuring with her husband, Kurt, and amazingly smart and witty 8-year-old daughter, Katherine.