Yamhill Early Learning Council

The Early Learning Council (ELC) helps the Yamhill Early Learning Hub to work collaboratively with K-12 schools, early childhood education, health, social services, business and parents to support coordinated systems that are child-centered, family friendly, and community-based to meet the needs of Yamhill County children and families. The ELC will assist the Yamhill Early Learning Hub to:

  • Identify and focus on the highest risk children and families
  • Provide feedback to family support and early childhood services
  • Involve parents in the Yamhill Early Learning Hub’s work and partner with them in their child’s development
  • Advise about engaging families in consideration of their cultural and language needs
  • Advise on how to increase the number and quality of early learning environments
  • Provide feedback and assist with monitoring target results
  • Engage the philanthropic and private sectors to invest in early learning


Council Membership

  • Cynthia Barthuly EI/ECSE Program Coordinator --Willamette ESD
  • Lauren BergPrincipal -- Yamhill Carlton Elementary School
  • Ian BergmannSocial Service Specialist -- DHS/Child Welfare
  • Angie BlackwellEarly Childhood Program Manager -- Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
  • Dominique CorellasCommunity Partnership Coordinator -- DHS/TANF
  • Amy Egli Kindergarten Teacher -- Willamina Elementary School
  • Tonya HillTeacher/Education Coach -- Dayton Grade School (Membership Pending)
  • Leah GriffithLibrary Director -- Newberg Public Library
  • Mindy LarsonAssociate Professor -- Linfield College, Dept. of Education (Membership Renewal Pending)
  • Stephanie Legard Director of STEAM Programs, Curriculum & Instruction -- McMinnville School District
  • Suey LinzmeierExecutive Director -- Head Start of Yamhill County (Co-Chair)
  • Danielle LudwickPrincipal -- Amity Elementary School
  • Lindsey ManfrinDeputy Director -- Health & Human Services
  • Margaret Miller, M.D.Pediatric Hospitalist – Willamette Valley Medical Center
  • Jordan RobinsonArea Director -- Lutheran Community Services/A Family Place
  • Jim SeymourExecutive Director -- Catholic Community Services
  • Kristina SheppardSpecial Programs Coordinator -- Newberg School District (Co-Chair)
  • Shannon VandeheyProgram Director -- Child Care Resource & Referral
  • Arturo VargasCommunity Engagement & Impact Director -- United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley

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