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Center on Early Learning works to improve the quality of care and education available to all young children and their families in order to promote optimal development and full inclusion.

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TRI's Center on Early Learning Welcomes New Staff

Nov 3, 2014

Lacey Davis

Lacey Davis joins 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.




Kathleen McDonnell

Kathleen McDonnell joins TRI's Center on Early Learning as an Early Childhood Specialist.  Kathleen comes to TRI from the OSU Child Development Center where she was Acting Director during the summer months. She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Oregon State University and an Oregon Initial Teaching License with an ESOL endorsement in Early Childhood/Elementary. Kathleen has both U.S. and international teaching experience focusing on special needs and disadvantaged students. Her academic interests include mathematics, science, English, geography, and reading. She has been a teacher and a guest lecturer in early childhood development and education courses at Oregon State University.


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