|For Immediate Release:
March 22, 2010
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Five new members elected to NAEYC Governing Board
(Washington, D.C.) - Five new early childhood experts from around the country have been elected to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Governing Board. These new members bring a variety of expertise in early childhood education that will support NAEYC’s mission and vision.
“The diverse set of ideas and expertise that the new Governing Board members bring to NAEYC are essential to our goal of being a high-performing inclusive association,” said Sue Russell, president of NAEYC’s Governing Board.
Two new officers, an Affiliate liaison, and two new at-large members were elected to the 17-member Governing Board by NAEYC members.
The five new Governing Board members, whose four-year terms start June 1, 2010, are
- Vice President--Roberta Schomburg, Associate Dean, School of Education, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Secretary--Susan DeVenny, State Director, South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness, Columbia, South Carolina
- Governing Board Affiliate Liaison--Anna Mercer-McLean, Director, Community School for People under Six, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- At Large--Sharon Ritchie, Senior Scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- At Large--Dennis Sykes, Director, Center for Special Needs Populations, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
“NAEYC’s new Governing Board members have extensive experience in a broad range of issues surrounding early childhood education,” said Mark Ginsberg, Ph.D., executive director of NAEYC. “Their election continues the Association’s strong tradition of defining and providing an environment for high-quality early childhood education for children birth to 8 years old.”
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.