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

  • Lauren Berg – Principal -- Yamhill Carlton Elementary School (ELC Co-Chair)
  • Angie Blackwell – Early Childhood Program Manager -- Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
  • Odilon Campos-Santos – Program Director -- Oregon Child Development Coalition
  • Adam Delatte – Instructional Coach -- Sheridan School District
  • Amy Egli – Kindergarten Teacher -- Willamina Elementary School
  • Josh Graves – Deputy Executive Director -- Catholic Community Services
  • Tonya Hill – Teacher/Education Coach -- Dayton Grade School 
  • Gregg Koskela - Newberg School District
  • Mindy Larson – Associate Professor -- Linfield College, Dept. of Education
  • Stephanie Legard - McMinnville School District (Membership Pending)
  • Suey Linzmeier – Executive Director -- Head Start of Yamhill County 
  • Danielle Ludwick – Principal -- Amity Elementary School
  • Lindsey Manfrin – Deputy Director -- Health & Human Services
  • Dr. Margaret Miller, M.D. – Pediatric Hospitalist – Willamette Valley Medical Center
  • Becky Pearson - McMinnville Public Library (Membership Pending)
  • Jordan Robinson – Area Director -- Lutheran Community Services/A Family Place
  • Jenna Sanders – Early Childhood Education Specialist -- Child Care Resource & Referral (ELC Co-Chair)
  • Jeremy Scott - DHS Child Welfare (Membership Pending)
  • Kristina Sheppard - Communication Connections of Yamhill County, LLC
  • Robin Simmons - Willamette Education Service Dist. (Membership Pending)
  • Ann Stevenson – Kiwanis Member -- McMinnville Kiwanis
  • Kelly Williams - DHS Self-Sufficiency (Membership Pending)

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