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SEA Early Learning Leads

SEA EARLY LEARNING LEADS

Alabama

Jean Scott
Research and Development
Alabama Department of Education
334-242-9746
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Karen Porter
Coordinator
Alabama Reading Initiative
Alabama Department of Education
334-353-1389
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Alaska

Anji Gallanos
Department of Education and Early Development
907-465-4862
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Arizona

Nicol Russell
Deputy Associate Superintendent
Early Childhood Education
Arizona Department of Education
602-364-1530
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Arkansas

Cindy Hogue
Assistant to Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Office of Educational Options
Department of Education
501-682-4240
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California

Debra McMannis
Director
Early Education and Support Division
Department of Education
916‐324-0730
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Colorado

Cathrine Aasen Floyd
Program Director
Colorado Preschool Program and Results Matter Program
Early Learning and School Readiness
Colorado Department of Education
303-866-6602
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Connecticut

Harriet Feldlaufer
Director
Connecticut Office of Early Care and Education
Division of Early Care and Education
860-713-6707
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Delaware

Kimberly Krzanowski
Executive Director
Office of Early Learning
Delaware Department of Education
302-735-4295
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District of Columbia

Elizabeth Groginsky
Assistant Superintendent of Early Learning
Division of Early Learning
District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education
202‐727‐2814
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Florida

Rodney MacKinnon
Executive Director
Office of Early Learning
Department of Education
850-717-8554
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Tara Huls
Bureau Chief
Bureau of Voluntary Prekindergarten
Office of Early Learning
Department of Education
850-717-8635
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Georgia

Susan J. Adams
Assistant Commissioner for Georgia’s Pre-K and Instructional Support
Bright from the Start
Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
404-651-7420
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Hawaii

Dan Miyamoto
Administrator, School Renewal & Redesign Section
Hawaii Department of Education
808-305-9701
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Idaho

Shannon Dunstan
Early Childhood & Interagency Coordinator
Idaho Department of Education
208-322-6908
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Illinois

Lynn Burgett
Division Supervisor
Illinois State Board of Education
Early Childhood Division
217-524-4835
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Indiana

Erin Kissling
Early Childhood Specialist
Indiana Department of Education
317-234-6523
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Iowa

Kimberly Villotti
Iowa Department of Education
515-281-4709
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Kansas

Tammy Mitchell
Assistant Director
Early Childhood, Special Education, and Title Services Team
Kansas State Department of Education
785-296-7929
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Kentucky

Sally Shepherd
School Readiness Branch
Division of Program Standards
Office of Next Generation Learners
Kentucky Department of Education
502-564-9477
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Louisiana

Jenna Conway 
Executive Director
Early Childhood Education
Louisiana Department of Education
225-342-3675
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Maine

Susan Reed
Early Childhood Specialist
Maine Department of Education
207-624-6632
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Maryland

Judith Walker
Branch Chief, Early Learning
Division of Early Childhood Development
Maryland State Department of Education
410-767-76549
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Massachusetts

Donna Traynham 
Early Learning Team Leader
Office of Learning Supports and Early Learning
Massachusetts Department of Education
781-338-6372
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Michigan

Renee DeMars-Johnson
Director
Office of Great Start/ Early Childhood Development and Family Education
Michigan Department of Education
517-241-0162
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Richard Lower
Director
Office of Great Start/ Preschool and Out-of-School Time Learning
Michigan Department of Education
517-373-8512
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Minnesota

Bobbie Burnham
Directory
Minnesota Department of Education
651-582-8414
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Mississippi

Jill Dent
Director of Early Childhood Education
Mississippi Department of Education
601-359-2586
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Missouri

JoAnne Ralston
Coordinator, Early Learning
Office of Quality Schools
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
573-751-0397
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Montana

Terri Barclay
Early Childhood Instructional Coordinator
Instructional Innovations Unit
Montana Office of Public Instruction
406-444-0753
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Nebraska

Melody Hobson
Administrator
Office of Early Childhood
Nebraska State Department of Education
402-471-0263
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Nevada

Patti Oya
Education Programs Director
Office of Early Learning and Development
Nevada State Department of Education
702-901-4506
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New Hampshire

Christ Motika
Administrator
Bureau of Integrated Programs
Division of Educational Improvement
New Hampshire Department of Education
603-271-6052
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New Jersey

Ellen Wolock
Administrator
Division of Early Childhood Education
New Jersey Department of Education
609-777-2074
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New Mexico

Michael Miller
Literacy and Early Childhood Director
Literacy and Early Childhood Education Bureau
New Mexico Public Education Department
505-827-6567
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New York

Betsy Kenney
Supervisor of Education Programs
Office of Early Learning
New York State Education Department
518-484-5807
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North Carolina

John Pruette
Executive Director
Office of Early Learning
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
919-807-3946
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North Dakota

Tara Fuhrer
Director
Office of Early Learning
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
701-328-4646
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Ohio

Wendy Grove
Director
Office of Early Learning and School Readiness
Ohio Department of Education
614-466-2096
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Oklahoma

Sharon Morgan
Director of Early Childhood
Curriculum and Instruction Department
Oklahoma State Department of Education
405-522-3241
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Oregon

Kim Parker
Chief of Staff
Early Learning Division
Oregon Department of Education
503-947-1409
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Pennsylvania

Deborah Wise
Bureau of Early Learning Services
Pennsylvania Department of Education
717-787-7489
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Suzann Morris
Deputy Secretary
Office of Child Development and Early Learning
Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Human Services
717-346-9320
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Rhode Island

Phyllis Lynch
Director
Office of Instruction, Assessment and Curriculum
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
401-222-4693
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Lisa Nugent
Coordinator
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
401-222-8465
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South Carolina

Julie Fowler
Deputy State Superintendent
South Carolina Department of Education
803-737-3150
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South Dakota

Sarah Carter
Birth to Three Connections
South Dakota Department of Education
605‐773‐4478
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Tennessee

Elizabeth Alves
Assistant Commissioner
Division of Early Learning & Literacy
Tennessee Department of Education
615-837-5272
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Texas

Marnie Glaser
Executive Director of Early Learning
Academics Division
Texas Education Agency
512-463-8886
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Howard Morrison
Statewide Coordinator, Early Childhood Education
Curriculum Division
Texas Education Agency
512-475-1877
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Utah

Melissa Bowe
Utah State Board of Education
801-390-1800
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Vermont

Vacant
Agency of Education
802-479-1030
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Virginia

Cheryl Strobel
Associate Director
Early Childhood
Virginia State Department of Education
804-371-7578
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Washington

Bob Butts
Assistant Superintendent of Early Learning
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
360-725-0420
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Ross Hunter
Director
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
360‐725‐4584
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West Virginia

Monica DellaMea
Executive Director
Office of School Readiness
West Virginia Department of Education
304-558-9994
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Wisconsin

Jill Haglund
Early Childhood Consultant
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
608-267-9625
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Wyoming

Nicholas Whynott
Early Learning Supervisor
Division of Individual Learning
Wyoming Department of Education
307-777-8762
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