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Friday, April 20 • 8:30am - 10:00am
What We Learned from Each Other: The Outcomes of Partnerships with Early Learning and Education Organizations

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Attending meetings takes time, so there needs to be value. Partnerships takes effort. so there needs to be a win factor for both entities. In Deschutes County, library staff have been an integral part of projects such as the P-3rd Grade Design Team, Early Learning Leadership, the 8 + 9 Project, and the Latino Success Initiative. Representatives from those organizations, as well as Deschutes Public Library staff, will talk about what they have learned from each other, and how it has led to more than just awareness of each other's missions.


Kendra Coates

Director of Prek-3rd Education, High Desert Education Services District
Dr. Coates coordinates the PreK-3rd grade Initiative in Deschutes County, emphasizing the importance of social emotional learning and growth mindset. She is also an education consultant and author, and has been an instructor at OSU-Cascades and the Tigard-Tualatin School District... Read More →

Katie Condit

Program Director for Better Together, High Desert Education Services District
Previous to leading Better Together, a regional movement focused on bringing organizations together to ensure success for Central Oregon youth, Katie was a research fellow in education and juvenile justice at the University of Notre Dame. She was also Program Director for the Heart... Read More →
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Josie Hanneman

Community Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
Josie is a community librarian at the Redmond Library, focusing on services for children and teens. She is a member of Better Together’s 8 + 9 Project, aimed at increasing summer program and mentor support for 8th grade students transitioning into high school. Josie feels that... Read More →
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Gabriela Hernandez

Latino Services Specialist, Deschutes Public Library
Gabriela, Latino Services Specialist at Deschutes Public Library, has done early literacy workshops with migrant workers, created "pop-up" programs at apartment complexes and mobile home parks, and presented a variety of events at the libraries for the Spanish speaking community... Read More →

Heather McNeil

Youth Services Manager, Deschutes Public Library
Heather is the Youth Services Manager for Deschutes Public Library. She is a member of the High Desert Education Services District PreK-3rd Grade Design Team, the Early Learning Leadership Council, and the Central Oregon Regional Health Improvement Plan team, all of which are working... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Ferber Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA