April 1, 2009
Five New Members Elected to NAEYC Governing Board
(Washington, D.C.) – The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has elected five new members to its Governing Board. These new members bring a variety of expertise in early childhood education that will support NAEYC’s efforts to improve the quality of programs serving young children.
“NAEYC’s new Governing Board members have extensive experience in a broad range of issues affecting young children and their families,” said Mark R. Ginsberg, Ph.D, executive director of NAEYC. “We are excited that these leaders have been elected as members of our Governing Board as we strive to be a high performing, inclusive organization, dedicated to improving professional practice and standards in early childhood education.”
“Having a diverse set of ideas and expertise will allow NAEYC’s Governing Board to reflect the larger field of early childhood education and make the right choices for the children and families we all work on behalf of,” said Sue Russell, president of NAEYC’s Governing Board. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues.”
Two new officers and three new at-large members were elected to the Governing Board by NAEYC members. The five new Governing Board members, whose four-year terms will start June 1, 2009, are:
- President-Elect - Stephanie Fanjul, President, North Carolina Partnership for Children, Raleigh, North Carolina
- Treasurer - Barbara Yates, Executive Director, Resources for Child Caring, St. Paul, Minnesota
- At Large – Debra Sullivan, President, Praxis Institute for Early Childhood Education, Seattle, Washington
- At Large – Thomas Brock, Sr., K-1 Teacher, Kuspuk School District, Aniak, Alaska
- At Large – Danielle Ewen, Director, Child Care and Early Education, Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC
NAEYC’s Governing Board works on behalf of its members and the children and families the association serves. The Governing Board is committed to working to raise the quality of early care and education for all young children and being certain that the association is well managed in pursuit of this mission.
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children has nearly 90,000 members worldwide. The association is the largest and most influential advocate for early care and education in the United States.
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Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.