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CFEC Partnership Organizations

CFEC serves as a hub connecting families and schools with community partners that provide a broad range of services and resources to address children’s academic and developmental needs while promoting the growth of new connections between early childhood and K- 12 systems. If you are a statewide non-profit organization interested in collaborating with CFEC and its partners to support family engagement in education, please contact us! The CFEC partnership network is comprised of:

Community Partners

SC School Improvement Council (Lead Grantee) - find out more about SC-SIC 

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 SC Department of Education (Lead Partner) Office of Family and Community Engagement

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Children’s Trust of South Carolina

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Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies

Family Connection of South Carolina

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Francis Marion University Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty

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University of South Carolina College of Education Parent Advocacy Group

SC PASOs

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SC Center for Fathers and Families

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SC Educational Policy Center

SC First Steps to School Readiness

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Evaluation Team, Specialists, and Consultants

Evaluation Team Leaders

Ashlee Lewis, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina College of Education, Research, Evaluation, and Measurement Center) - Lead Evaluator
Tammiee Dickenson, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina College of Education, Research, Evaluation, and Measurement Center) - Co-Evaluator

Content Area Specialists

Yasha Becton, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina College of Education, Instruction and Teacher Education) - Advocacy and Minority Families
Michelle Bryan, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina College of Education) - Diversity and Inclusion
Catherine Compton-Lilly, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina College of Education, Instruction and Teacher Education) - Literacy
Heather Googe, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina College of Education, Child Development Research Center ) - Early Childhood
Gina Kunz, Ph.D., (University of South Carolina College of Education Research Institute and Department of Educational Studies) - Urban and Rural Family Engagement
Julia Lopez-Robertson, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina College of Education, Instruction and Teacher Education) - Engaging Latino Families
Michele Myers, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina College of Education) - Engaging African American Families

Consultants

Ellen Still, Independent Consultant (Education Policy and Family Engagement)
The Wandersman Center, (Organizational Readiness and Getting To Outcomes™ )
          Abe Wandersman, President and CEO
          Brittany Cook, Ph.D., Senior Managing Partner
          Gail Bienstock, Ph.D., Resident Faculty