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In late July the call for nominations to the Early Learning Council was sent out on this listserv.  I thought you all may be interested to know who has been appointed to the Council.  You can read the
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Oregon Live article online </a>or below where I copied and pasted it in full.<br>
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<h1 class="entry-title">Gov. John Kitzhaber appoints members of Early Learning Council</h1>
<h5>Published: Tuesday, September 06, 2011, 2:38 PM     Updated: <span class="updated" title="2011-09-06T22:08:24Z">
Tuesday, September 06, 2011, 3:08 PM</span></h5>
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Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, <a href="http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/09/gov_john_kitzhaber_calls_for_c.html">
kicking off the school year with a speech on his education goals in Springfield</a>, announced that he has appointed nine persons to the
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newly created Early Learning Council.<br>
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The new body will guide efforts to fund the most effective early-childhood education programs and ensure they mesh with K-12 schooling in the state.  The council will be chaired by
<i><b>Dick Alexander</b></i>, the chairman of Capital Pacific Bank and a board member of the Children's Institute.<br>
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Other members are:<br>
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<em><strong><b>Pam Curtis, MS (Portland)</b> </strong> </em>Deputy Director, Center for Evidence-based Policy, Oregon Health & Sciences University. <br>
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<em><strong>Teri Thalhofer, RN (The Dalles) </strong></em> Director, North Central Public Health; Co-Chair, Early Childhood Committee of the Wasco County Commission on Children and Families. <br>
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<em><strong>Charles McGee (Portland) </strong> </em>Co-Founder, Black Parent Initiative, the only child, parent, and family-centered prevention based/culturally-specific organization in Portland focused solely on supporting low/moderate income parents, children,
 and families in Multnomah County. <br>
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<em><strong>Bobbie Weber, PhD (Corvallis) </strong></em> Research Associate, Family Policy Program, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University.<br>
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<em><strong>Norm Smith (Portland) </strong></em> President, Ford Family Foundation; former Member of the Oregon House of Representatives. <br>
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<em><strong>Paz Ramos (Gresham) </strong> </em>Principal, Alder Elementary School, Reynolds School District. <br>
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<em><strong>Janet Dougherty-Smith (Portland) </strong></em> Early Childhood Education Consultant; former Director, Early Childhood Services for Clackamas County Education Service District. <br>
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<em><strong>Dick Withnell (Keizer) </strong></em> Chair, Oregon Commission on Children and Families; Founder, Withnell Motors, Salem.<br>
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