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

Deeda Chamberlain Deeda.Chamberlain at ci.woodburn.or.us
Mon Sep 12 14:41:28 PDT 2011

Were any library folks nominated I wonder??

Deeda Chamberlain
Woodburn Public Library
Youth Services Librarian

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Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2011 8:53 AM
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Would have been nice to see some library representation.
On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 8:30 AM, Katie Anderson <katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>> wrote:
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 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
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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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