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TRI Welcomes New Staff

Oct 23, 2014

TRI is excited to welcome two new staff members.

Lacey Davis

Lacey Davis is joining TRI's Center on Early Learning as an Early Childhood Project Specialist. Lacey is a 2013 graduate of WOU in Community Health Education with a Human Biology minor.  She was involved with the Student Enrichment Program, Sigma Alpha Pi (National Society of Leadership and Success), and volunteered for WOU's Food Bank.  Most recently, Lacey has been working as a laboratory assistant with Salem Hospital.  While a student at WOU, she worked as an inventory specialist and computer lab attendant with University Computing Services.


Dr. Carol Leitschuh is joining us as a visiting Fellow and will be exploring grants and contracts related to early childhood, assessment and evaluation, especially relating to infant/toddler movement.  She has recently moved to Oregon from Minnesota.   Carol is a Fulbright Scholar specializing in early childhood movement for children with atypical and typical movement patterns. Her international expertise is brought to focus in both theory and practice to readily be used across cultures and family contexts. For very young children, movement experiences are seen as critical in addressing positive developmental trajectories and avoiding cumulative risk. Dr Leitschuh’s expertise is in assessment and evaluation.

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