about

our team 

 

Holly Harris Charlotte Computer Science

ANJALI DIGHE

Chief Strategy Officer

Anjali Dighe builds bridges within communities by working with internal and external partners to identify solutions resulting in the development, management, and implementation of successful programs and initiatives across business, government, and non-profit platforms while building trust and achieving growth.

She currently volunteers her time as a Board of Trustee for Cannon School, Board of Advisor for Cox Mill High School Academy of Information Technology, and is a member of Charlotte InfraGard. In her free-time, Anjali loves spending time cooking with the family and relaxing outdoors.

Heather Gilbert Charlotte Computer Science

HEATHER GILBERT

Operations Manager

Heather graduated in 2016 from CPCC with a degree in Administrative Assisting. She has worked for the dot. since 2017 and manages the dot. clients, content and bookkeeping.

She has a background in project management and customer service. Heather enjoys managing all aspects of a project and bringing any and all of Dr. Jones fun ideas and goals to fruition. She has a passion for helping grow Computer Science education in schools. 

In her free time she loves exploring the outdoors and spending time with her husband, Justin, their 2 daughters Tenley (4) and Laney (1) and their family Cat, Gibbs and Dog Rosie.

Holly Harris Charlotte Computer Science

HOLLY HARRIS

Instructional Coach

Holly Harris was born and raised in Thomasville, NC. She’s a graduate of Pfeiffer University.

Holly has been teaching and coaching for nearly 20 years as a Career Development Facilitator, Curriculum Instructional Coach, and Instructional Management Coordinator.

 Holly has spent nine years at Cabarrus County Schools as a Work-Based Learning Coordinator and Academy Coordinator. She’s passionate about providing students with experiences that guide their career choices.

 In her spare time, she loves the outdoors and exploring new places. She’s a military wife and mother of two boys, Colby (15) and Logan (9), and family dog Dakota.

Holly Harris Charlotte Computer Science

MICHELLE MCELHINEY

Instructional Coach

Michelle was born and raised outside of Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from Slippery Rock University.  She has lived in NC for the last 15 years, first Fayetteville and now Charlotte.

Michelle’s 15 year career as a teacher has been vast.  She has taught in Cumberland, Bladen and Charlotte Mecklenburg counties, spanning grades 2 – 8, and even including a Science Lab.  Her passion was incorporating the arts and outdoor learning into daily math and science lessons in order to motivate students to do their best work.  

Michelle’s family consists of her husband Sean, son Connor (11 months), and two dogs Rocket and Freya.  In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, hiking and cooking. 

Madison DeeSmith Charlotte Computer Science

Madison NeeSmith

Marketing Director

Madison NeeSmith was born and raised in the surrounding area of Charlotte, NC. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A in Politics and International Affairs from Furman University. Madison interned for a member of Scottish Parliament while abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Madison served as a Communications VISTA for STEM West as part of the AmeriCorps VISTA Program. Her experience deepened her belief in community and creating positive systemic change through education.

At the dot. Consulting, she helps change the conversation around education and technology. Additionally, she promotes and assists the Dot’s community connection, the Dottie Rose Foundation.

Madison loves movies, hiking with her dog Bowie, and powerlifting.

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