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Personnel Preparation Committee

DEC appreciates the

The Personnel Preparation Committee works in collaboration with and under the direction of the DEC Executive Office to complete projects and initiatives associated with preservice and in-service personnel preparation. 

Christine Spence, Chair

Assistant Professor

Virginia Commonwealth University

Allison Cusano

Research Specialist

Institute for Child Success

Karen Lange

Doctoral Scholar

University of Arkansas

Sarah Sexton

Associate Director

Family, Infant & Preschool Program

Megan Purcell

Clinical Associate Professor

Purdue University

Crystal Williams

Doctoral Student

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ebony Holliday

Research Scientist/ School Psychologist

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Katherine Szocik

Graduate Research Assistant

George Mason University

Cori Hill

VA Early Intervention PD Specialist

Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University

Jennifer Mendoza Beasley

Assistant Professor

North Carolina A&T State University

Sarah Wiegand

Assistant Professor

New Mexico State University



Catholic University of Valencia

Ann Mickelson

Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Shawna Harbin

Postdoctoral Scholar

University of Washington

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