Resources

Resources

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National Contacts

Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
17904 Georgia Ave., Suite 215, Olney, MD 20832
(301)570-2111 or (800)423-3563; fax (301)570-2212
Contact: Nancy L. Quisenberry, President
http://www.acei.org/

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
1110 N. Glebe Rd., S. 300, Arlington, VA 22201-5704
(888)CEC-SPED; fax (703)264-9494
service@cec.sped.org 
www.cec.sped.org/

Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS)
Early Childhood Research Institute, Children's Research Center
University of Illinois, 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign, IL 61820-7498
(800)583-4135; Contact: Ron Banks
clas@ericps.crc.uiuc.edu 
http://clas.uiuc.edu

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
1509 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036-1426
(202)232-8777 or (800)424-2460; fax (202)328-1846 
Contact: Pat Spahr, Information Services Director
pubaff@naeyc.org 
http://www.naeyc.org/

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
733 Fifteenth St., NW, Suite 430, Washington, DC 20005
(202)628-6263; fax (202)628-6264
nameorg@nameorg.org 
http://nameorg.org/

National Association of Elementary School Principals
1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3483
(800)38-NAESP: fax (800) 39-NAESP 
Contact: Dr. Vincent L. Ferrandino, Executive Director
naesp@naesp.org 
http://www.naesp.org/

National Black Child Development Institute
1101 15th St. NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005
(202)833-2220; fax (202)833-8222
Contact: Evelyn K. Moore, President
moreinfo@nbcdi.org/ 
http://www.nbcdi.org/

National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST)
Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W. 120th St., Box 110, New York, NY 10027
(212)678-3432; fax (212)678-4170 
Contact: Betty Lou Whitford, Director
all36@columbia.edu 
http://www.tc.edu/centers/ncrest/

National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education (NCBE)
Center for the Study of Language and Education
The George Washington University
2121 K St. N. W., Suite 260, Washington, DC 20037
(800)321-NCBE or (202)467-0867; fax (800)531-9347
Contact: Anneka L. Kindler, NCBE Web Editor
askncbe@ncbe.gwu.edu

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NECTAS)
500 Nations Bank Plaza, 137 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3483
(919)962-2001; fax (919)966-7463
nectas@unc.edu 
http://www.nectac.org/

National Head Start Association
1651 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314
(703)739-0875; fax (703)739-0878
webmaster@nhsa.org 
http://www.nhsa.org/

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
PO Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013-1492
(800)695-0285 or (202)884-8200; fax (202)884-8441
nichcy@aed.org 
http://www.nichcy.org/

National Staff Development Council
PO Box 240, Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 523-6029; fax (513)523-0638 
Contact: Stephanie Hirsh
NSDCoffice@aol.com 
http://www.nsdc.org/

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) Center
8161 Normandale Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55437
(952)838-9000; fax (952)838-0199
pacer@pacer.org 
http://www.pacer.org/

West Ed
4732 N. Oracle Road, Suite 217, Tucson, AZ 85705
Contact: Susan Loucks-Horsley, Senior Research Associate 
Phone: (520)888-2838 fax(520)888-2621
sloucks@wested.org

Work Sampling System Assessment Project
3210 School of Education, University of Michigan
610 University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(313)763-7306; fax(313)747-1087
Contact: Samuel J. Meisels, Professor
smeisels@umich.edu

State Contacts

Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Developmental Services
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 220
Topeka, KS 66612-1274
(785)296-1294 or (800)332-6262
Contact: Doug Bowman, Coordinator
dbowman@kdhe.state.ks.us
http://kansasicc.org/

Families Together, Inc. 
501 SW Jackson, Ste. 400 
Topeka, KS 66603
(800)264-6343 or (785)233-4777
Contact: Lesli Girard, Coordinator
family@inlandnet.net
http://www.familiestogetherinc.org/

Kansas Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
112 W. Iron
Salina, KS 67401
Contact: Leadell Ediger, Executive Director
(877)678-2548 or (785)823-3343
http://www.kaccrra.org/

Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities (KCCTO)
State Training Office
2323 Anderson Ave, Suite 250
Manhattan, KS 66502-2912
Contact: Gwen Bailey, Director
(800) 227-3578; fax (785) 532-7732
KCCTO@iso.ksu.edu
http://www.kccto.org/

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 220
Topeka, KS 66612-1274
(800)332-6262 or (785)296-6136
Contact: Carolyn Nelson, Director, Children's Developmental Services
Cnelson@kdhe.state.ks.us
http://www.kdheks.gov/

Kansas Department for Children and Families
Docking State Office Building
915 SW Harrison, Ave, 681-W
Topeka, KS 66612
(785)296-3959; fax (785)296-6960
http://www.srs.ks.gov/Pages/Default.aspx

Kansas Inservice Training System
2601 Gabriel
Parsons, KS 67357
Contact: David P. Lindeman, Director
(800)362-0390 or (620)421-6550; fax (620)421-0671
lindeman@ku.edu
http://www.kskits.org

Kansas State Department of Education
120 SE 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1182
(800)203-9462
http://www.ksde.org/

RAE ANDERSON, 
State Technical Assistance Specialist National Child Care Information Center

DOUG BOWMAN
Coordinator ICC - Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Developmental Services

COLEEN RILEY
Education Consultant KSDE - Student Support Services

MARY K. CAMPUZANO 
Vice President for Programs Kansas Health Foundation

NORMA CREGAN
Education Consultant KSDE - State and Federal Programs

JOYCE CUSSIMANIO
Executive Director Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund

VAL DeFEVER
Board member District 9 Kansas State Board of Education

State Contacts Continued

MARY DELUCCIE
Human Development and Family Services KSU

CAROL DERMYER
Coordinator KSDE-Student Support Services

MARK DESETTI
KNEA

FRANCES DIXON
Quality Improvement Center for Disabilities

LEADELL EDIGER
Executive Director KACCRRA

ELAINE EDWARDS
KACCRRA Board President Salina Child Care Center

Doug Eicher
Director Lawrence Special Education USD 497

CHARLES ELLIOTT
ADM for Children and Families

MARLENE ELLIOTT
KU Gateway Center

JACQUELINE FISHER 
Bureau for Child Research KU

SHARON FREDEN
Team Leader KSDE-State and Federal Programs

RITA GEDNEY
President Kansas Head Start Association

JOHN GEUY
Principal Buhler Elementary

MISTY GOOSEN, Ed.S.
Project Coordinator Kansas Inservice Training Systems

PATTY HART
Director NEKESC Special Education COOP

EILEEN HOGAN
Professor Director of Early Childhood ESU

EVA MARIE HORN
Associate Professor Department of Special Education KU

SALLY PAIGE KAHLE
SRS-Child Care/Early Development

NANCY KEEL
KC AREA Parent As Teachers Consortium

KATHLEEN LEON 
Early Childhood Development Specialist NEK-CAP

DAVID LINDEMAN
Director, Kansas Inservice Training Systems

LYNN MAROTZ
Edna A. Hill Child Development Center University of Kansas

SHERRILL MARTINEZ
Director KSDE-Planning and Research

JENNIFER McADAM
Advocacy Coordinator Kansas Action for Children

JUDITH MCCONNEL
Professor Washburn University Department of Education

EMILE MCGILL
Director Early Childhood Services Wichita Special Education USD 259

ILEEN MEYER, RNMS
Director 
KDHE-Children and Families Section 
Bureau For Children, Youth and Families

TRAVIS MORLANG 
Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator Wyandotte County Special Education

CAROLYN NELSON
Director KDHE - Children's Developmental Services

JANET NEWTON, MS
Administrator KDHE-Child Care Unit Child Care Licensing and Registration

KRIS NICHOLSON
Program Director T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Kansas Project

FRIEDA NOLLER
Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator Wichita Special Education USD 259

LYNNE OWEN
Education Consultant KSDE State and Federal Programs

PAM PADEN
Education Consultant KSDE - Nutrition Services

CAROLYN NELSON
Quality Improvement Center for Disabilities

ALEXA POCHOWSKI 
Assistant Commissioner KSDE-Division of Learning Services

JOE PORTING
KDHE-Infant-Toddler Services

M. GAYLE PRICE
KSU Research and Extension Specialist Family and Consumer Sciences

DIANE PURCELL
KAEYC PRESIDENT

MARITA RENAUER
Education Consultant KSDE-Student Support Services

YVONNE LACY
Quality Improvement Center on Disabilities

BARBARA LAWRENCE
Director Quality Improvement Center on Disabilities

MARY BASKETT
Executive Director
Kansas Head Start Association

GWEN BAILEY
Director Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities

RICHARD BRANSTRATOR
Superintendent Leavenworth USD #453

Gary Brunk
Executive Director Kansas Action for Children

ABBY BAUCOM
Mid-America Regional Council

CATHY CALLEN
Early Childhood Coordinator Topeka Special Education USD 501

KANDY SHORTLE
Director SRS-Children and Family Policy

ROSE SIGMUND
Director
NEK CAP Head Start

GAYLE STUBER
Education Consultant KSDE-School Improvement and Accreditation

MARK TALLMAN
Assistant Executive Director for Advocacy Kansas Association of School Boards

JULIE TAYLOR 
Child and School Health Consultant KDHE-Bureau of Children, Youth and Families

ANDY TOMPKINS
Commissioner Kansas State Department of Education

Josie Torrez
Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities

MARY WEATHERS
Program Manager
Early Head Start/Head Start SRS-Child Care/Early Child Development

Jane Weiler
Program Manager SRS-Child Care/Early Development

CAROLYN WEINHOLD
Coordinator Kansas Head Start Collaboration SRS-Child Care/Early Development

BECKY WOERZ
KACCRRA/PDI

ALICE WOMACK
Program Administrator SRS-Child Care/Early Development

GREGORY P. RENTER
Superintendent Beloit USD 273

JANE RHYS
Executive Director Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities

CHRIS ROSS-BAZE
KDHE-Child Care Licensing

CAROL RUPE
Board Member District 8 Kansas State Board of Education


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