The Early Learning Center will have new leadership from Julie McDougall, who is coming from the Yakima School District where she most recently was the Assistant Director of Early Learning.
McDougall began her career in early learning in 2010 as a Head Start teacher in Lacey. She has since worked as a substitute teacher and special education preschool teacher before joining Yakima as an administrator in 2017. She holds bachelor’s degrees in special education, special education early childhood and elementary education, as well as an administration certification, from Saint Martin’s University. She has a master’s in curriculum and instruction with a focus in early childhood education from Concordia University.
McDougall will take over for ELC Director Katey Bryan, who is returning to the classroom.