[kids-lib] In the news: Governor announces Early Learning Council members

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Sep 8 08:30:25 PDT 2011

In late July the call for nominations to the Early Learning Council was sent out on this listserv.  I thought you all may be interested to know who has been appointed to the Council.  You can read the Oregon Live article online <%20http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/09/gov_john_kitzhaber_appoints_me.html> or below where I copied and pasted it in full.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

Gov. John Kitzhaber appoints members of Early Learning Council
Published: Tuesday, September 06, 2011, 2:38 PM     Updated: Tuesday, September 06, 2011, 3:08 PM
By Jeff Mapes, The Oregonian <http://connect.oregonlive.com/user/jmapes/index.html> The Oregonian

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, kicking off the school year with a speech on his education goals in Springfield<http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/09/gov_john_kitzhaber_calls_for_c.html>, announced that he has appointed nine persons to the newly created Early Learning Council.
The new body will guide efforts to fund the most effective early-childhood education programs and ensure they mesh with K-12 schooling in the state.  The council will be chaired by Dick Alexander, the chairman of Capital Pacific Bank and a board member of the Children's Institute.

Other members are:

Pam Curtis, MS (Portland) – Deputy Director, Center for Evidence-based Policy, Oregon Health & Sciences University.

Teri Thalhofer, RN (The Dalles) – Director, North Central Public Health; Co-Chair, Early Childhood Committee of the Wasco County Commission on Children and Families.

Charles McGee (Portland) – Co-Founder, Black Parent Initiative, the only child, parent, and family-centered prevention based/culturally-specific organization in Portland focused solely on supporting low/moderate income parents, children, and families in Multnomah County.

Bobbie Weber, PhD (Corvallis) – Research Associate, Family Policy Program, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University.

Norm Smith (Portland) – President, Ford Family Foundation; former Member of the Oregon House of Representatives.

Paz Ramos (Gresham) – Principal, Alder Elementary School, Reynolds School District.

Janet Dougherty-Smith (Portland) – Early Childhood Education Consultant; former Director, Early Childhood Services for Clackamas County Education Service District.

Dick Withnell (Keizer) – Chair, Oregon Commission on Children and Families; Founder, Withnell Motors, Salem.

URL: http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/09/gov_john_kitzhaber_appoints_me.html

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