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Freeman appointed to state childhood education council

Elisha Freeman with state Sen. Chuck Edwards. Elisha Freeman with state Sen. Chuck Edwards.

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Elisha Freeman, executive director of the Children and Family Resource Center, has been appointed to the state’s Birth To Third Grade (B-3) Interagency Council, Sen. Chuck Edwards announced.

“It is one of my primary goals to strengthen the voice of District 48 in Raleigh," Edwards said. "The appointment of Elisha, which also came with a strong recommendation from Rep. Chuck McGrady, will certainly help accomplish this. Elisha is strong advocate for our children and her passion is easily contagious. She will no doubt be very influential in this role. Rep. McGrady and I are grateful that Elisha is willing to serve our area in such an important capacity to help make a difference.”

 

Freeman has been working in the administration and operation of nonprofit organizations for more than 26 years. She began her career as an intern with the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro. She became executive director of the Children and Family Resource Center in 2010. She is passionate about children and their needs, and writes a monthly column in the Times-News called Speak Out for Kids. A dedicated and involved member of the community, she serves in the Rotary Club and the WNC Early Childhood Coalition. 

Freeman earned a bachelor of arts in psychology, focusing on child development and family relations, from UNC Greensboro and received a masters of business administration from Lenoir-Rhyne University.

As a member of the B-3 council, she will work with the superintendent of public instruction’s office and the council to coordinate and create an interagency plan for early childhood education. The B-3 Interagency Council was created in legislation this year to design and implement a coordinated interagency plan for early childhood education. The Council will look at different agency changes that may need to occur to shift a focus on Early Childhood Education and to implement a statewide evaluation of the progress of children in Early Childhood Education programs.