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SD-ECCS Prenatal/Parenting Engagement & Education Panel Speakers

SD ECCS Prenatal/Parenting Engagement & Education Speakers

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Noon-1:30 p.m. Central

Darbi Hunt

SD SFEC Learning Specialist, Community, Family & Special Services, Statewide Family Engagement Center

Darbi Hunt is Birth to Five Projects Lead for the SD Statewide Family Engagement Center.  In this position, she develops training, events, and resources to support young children’s development and…

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Lisa Sanderson

Family to Family Project Director, South Dakota Parent Connection

Lisa has worked with SD systems and families for 25 years, the past 14 yrs. with SD Parent Connection. Lisa has a Bachelor of Science degree, maintains licensure by the…

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Dr. Marcy Drew

Director of Education, South Dakota Public Broadcasting

Marcy Drew, Ed.D, is the Director of Education for South Dakota Public Broadcasting, where she leads a team of education professionals who provide support, resources, and professional development to parents,…

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Birth to Three, South Dakota Department of Education

Jennifer came to Birth to Three in October 2020 after 20 years teaching at SDSU in the early childhood program. Prior to that she taught preschool and was in inclusion…

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Kharley Newman

Family Leadership Group, SD ECCS

Kharley Newman and her husband, Tanner, and have been married for almost 7 years and have a daughter, Isabella, who is almost 18 months old. They have lived the last…

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Bright Start Home Visiting Program, South Dakota Department of Health

Shelly worked as the Bright Start Coordinator for the Rural Team for 9 years. She currently serves as the Eastern Manager for the newly expanded statewide Bright Start Program. The…

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