It’s official, Forsyth County has an Early Education Task Force!
Task Force members have been selected to represent an array of stakeholder sectors and demographics, ensuring that equity aspects are embedded in all its processes. Note that three parent representatives are still to be named.
Forsyth County Commissioner Don Martin will chair the Task Force and WS/FCS Superintendent Tricia McManus will serve as Vice-Chair. The first meeting will be an orientation session held Thursday, June 17. The Task Force will continue to meet every two months over the next year to determine recommendations and a plan of implementation for a comprehensive and integrated Pre-K system to provide all families an affordable, high-quality Pre-K program.
While task force meetings are not open to the public, the final recommendations will be shared in open meetings involving county, city, and school officials.
For more information, contact Leslie Mullinix at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice Chair, Forsyth County Board of Commissioners
Superintendent, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Executive Director, Smart Start Forsyth County
Owner/Operator, North Point Learning Academy
Executive Director, Imprints Cares
Principal, Clifford Consulting
Executive Director, Action4Equity
Executive Director, North Carolina Black Repertory Company
Executive Director, Boston-Thurmond United
Advocate, American Cancer Society
Executive Director Latino Community Services
Board President, Hispanic League
Interim Chair of Education, Winston-Salem State University
Director of Early Elementary Graduate Placement, Winston-Salem State University
Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Education, Forsyth Technical Community College
Council Member City of Winston-Salem
Deputy County Manager Forsyth County (Retired)
Chief Impact Officer, United Way of Forsyth County
President & CEO, Family Services
Chair, Board of Education, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Chief Academic Officer, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Senior Vice President, President & COO, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Pediatrician Wake Forest Baptist Health
Care Manager, At-Risk Children Forsyth County Department of Public Health
President Flow Companies
President & CEO Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.
Paul Robeson Ford
Senior Pastor First Baptist Church, Highland Avenue
Executive Director Love Out Loud
ABOUT THE PRE-K PRIORITY
The Pre-K Priority was formed in 2014 as a coalition of education, childcare and community leaders with the goal of providing every four-year-old in Forsyth County with the opportunity to attend a high-quality Pre-K program. Our studies and reports document that Pre-K providers in Forsyth County are prepared to increase the quantity and quality of their programs. Most importantly, surveys have found that 90 percent of parents with young children would enroll their children in affordable, accessible, high-quality Pre-K programs were they available. For a complete listing of The Pre-K reports, visit www.prekpriority.org/learn-more/read.