council for a quality early
childhood education workforce
The mission of the Council is to coordinate, collaborate, and intentionally plan for a regional professional development system that maximizes current resources and leverages new ones.
The Council’s vision is for Southern Illinois to have a well- compensated, unified, knowledgeable and skilled early childhood workforce. Essential to make this happen is access to a wide array of relevant, high quality professional development opportunities that supports them in their work.
Colleen McLaughlin, John A Logan Preschool, Director
Nina Wargel, CCRR Quality Specialist, Co-Facilitator
Susan Adorjan, ECE Consultant
Lisa Brown, Southern Region Early Childhood
Missy Brown, CCRR RTT Quality Specialist
Sheila James, PreK Coordinator, Williamson County Early Childhood Cooperative
Dr. Diane King, Southeastern Illinois College
Laura Lindsey, SIUC Head Start
Lori Longueville, CCRR Director
Marilyn Murry, CCRR Infant Toddler Specialist
Diane Richey, ISBE Consultant, Southern Region Early Childhood