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For Immediate Release:
April 20, 2006
Five New Officers 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.
Two new officers and three new members were elected to the Governing Board by NAEYC members. The five new Governing Board members, whose four-year terms will start June 1, 2006, are:
- Vice President - Jamilah Jor'dan, President, Partnership for Quality Child Care, Chicago, Illinois
- Secretary - Lori Dixon Longueville, Director, Child Care Resource & Referral, Carterville, Illinois
- Affiliate Liaison - Gera Jacobs, Associate Professor, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
- Frank Gettridge, Chicago Public Schools STAR NET Regional Coordinator, Chicago, Illinois
- Jane Henderson, Policy Consultant, Berkeley, California
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
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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.