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Penny Nixon on Board to Oversee PHL Pre-K

Original Article: Philly.com

All the appointees have experience in early childhood education, philanthropy, child welfare, childhood development, childhood behavioral health, medicine, or higher education or represent critical stakeholder or community interests, according to the city.

The members, who serve 2-year terms, are as follows:

Kenney appointees:

Carol Austin, Executive Director, Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Children
Stephen Bradley, President & CEO, Bradley & Bradley Associates
Patricia DeCarlo, former Executive Director, Norris Square Civic Association
Harriet Dichter, Harriet Dichter Consulting
Trae Pate, AFEL Outreach Manager, Drexel University’s Action for Early Learning
Tawana Tonkins, Owner, Kai’s Comfy Corner
Elliot Weinbaum, Program Director, William Penn Foundation
Clarke appointees:

Waadeah Floyd, Government Relations Representative, Office of Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell
Cassandra Jones, Founder/President, Next Step Associates, LLC
Megan Langhoff Barry, Communications Liaison, Office of Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez
Patience Lehrman, Special Assistant to the Dean at the College of Education, Temple University
Penny Nixon, Senior Executive Vice President/Chief Academic Officer, Universal Companies
Charlene Samuels, Director of Constituent Services, Office of Councilwoman Helen Gym

The advisory board must submit an initial report by July 15, which will propose goals and metrics by which to measure the program. Annual reports reviewing the program’s budget, outcomes and goals will come out each year starting in July 2018.


Posted: January 17th, 2017