Bethany James

Bethany James

Jumpstart Site Manager

201F Student Success Center

Phone: (573) 882-8942


Ask me about:

  • How to participate in Jumpstart as a part-time job or for course credit
  • How to offer Jumpstart at your preschool or to your child
  • How to partner, promote or support Jumpstart 

Interests: Spending time with family, walks in the park and crafts


Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Education, University of Missouri 

Bethany has worked in early childhood and non-profit services for 13 years, with experience in Title 1 preschools, then as the Program Director for a non-profit childcare center serving families in a holistic, strengths-based approach. She has served in Jumpstart for the past 6 years, helping Mizzou students find opportunities for service and civic engagement in their community.