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The Team

Meet the People At Wilson County Partnership for Children

Dr. A. NaDene Tucker

NaDene

Executive Director

NaDene has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership. She has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for the past 37 years. She has served in the roles of preschool teacher, K-5 teacher, Education Coordinator, Early Childhood College Instructor, Child Care Resource and Referral Coordinator, Early Childhood Center Director, Early Childhood Department Head, Regional Manager for Bright Horizons, and Associate Dean. Nothing is more important to her than families having access to high quality care for their children 0-5 years and providing enhanced professional development for early childhood educators. NaDene has been employed with Wilson County Partnership for Children since January 2014. NaDene resides in Greenville, NC; she is married with four children and eleven grandchildren.

Telephone: (252) 206-4235 Ext. 111
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Charlene Lucas

Charlene

Assistant Executive Director/Child Care Subsidy Coordinator

Charlene Lucas is a native of Wilson County and has worked in some capacity in early childhood for 20+ years. She obtained a BS degree in Early Childhood Education from Mount Olive College and is a United States Army Veteran. Ms. Lucas is the Coordinator for the Child Care Subsidy Program, a program designed to assist families in Wilson County who need help to cover some of their child care costs. Parent(s) must be employed or enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited college or university. Other eligibility requirements do apply. She has been employed with the Wilson County Partnership for Children agency since 2007.

Telephone: (252) 206-4235 Ext. 125
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Vanessa Staton

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Fiscal Specialist

Vanessa Staton has a Master’s degree in Accounting with a concentration in Public Accounting from Strayer University. She obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting from North Carolina Wesleyan College. Vanessa has over 18 years of experience working with non-profit organizations. She finds non-profit work to be very rewarding and intellectually challenging. Vanessa believes that as an organization grows in programs and revenues, the fiscal specialist role can encompass a variety of fulfilling responsibilities while not directly involved in daily program activities. It is important to have organizations that provide a spectrum of services which enhance parents and children in the community such as WCPFC. Vanessa is an advocate for healthy child development and support for the families and providers who care for children. Vanessa joined Wilson County Partnership for Children in 2018.

Telephone: (252) 206-4235 Ext. 112
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Barbara Scott

Barbara

NC Pre-K Coordinator

Barbara Scott is the Early Childhood Specialist. She has worked in Early Childhood Education and Child Development programs for over 27 years in either a childcare/daycare setting or the Head Start program. Her passion is educating young children and watching the growth of those total transformations that take place over time.  Barbara has a Masters of Arts Degree in Education from Ashford University in Early Childhood Education/ Specializing in Special Education. She is currently learning and receiving  training and resources to be able to enhance her knowledge as an Education Specialist for childcare providers and parents here in the Wilson county. Barbara joined the  Partnership team in 2017.

Telephone: (252) 206-4235 Ext. 115
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Tammie Ruffin

Tammie

Child Care Resource and Referral Services Coordinator

Tammie Ruffin is a native of Wilson County and has worked in the Early Childhood field for over 20 years. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Birth-Kindergarten: Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development with emphasis on Leadership and Program Administration for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has served in many roles from teacher assistant, education coordinator, center director to her current role as Child Care Resource and Referral Coordinator. Tammie believes that it’s important to ensure that providers/caregivers have the resources/tools they need to be able to continue providing quality care and creating learning environments that are designed to meet the developmental needs of all children so that they are able to thrive and reach their fullest potential. Tammie joined the WCPFC team in 2018.

Telephone: (252) 206-4235 Ext. 124
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Eunice Carrasco-Hill

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Lead Technical Assistant Coordinator

My name is Eunice Carrasco-Hill born and raised in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Has worked in the Early Childhood Professional field for over 29 years, obtained a Master in Public Administration from Ashford University, and Certification in Master Gardner from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension and Natural Medicine from the Chestnut School of Natural Medicine. Moreover, in May 2018 I obtained a Certification in Early Childhood Outdoors Learning with Natural Resources to Prevent Child Obesity from the North Carolina State University. I had served in many roles from Executive Director, Center Director, Translator and Interpreter, Bilingual Specialist, Hispanic Outreach Coordinator, NAEYC Validator, Project Manager for the Food Justice and Just Food Coordinator, Executive Director of the Youth Agriculture Program for Exceptional Children in Halifax and Edgecombe County Public Schools, and the spoke person for the Healthy Eating and Active Living in Halifax County.

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul” by Alfred Austin

Telephone: (252) 206-4235 Ext. 116
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Jessica Ray

Jessica

Administrative Specialist

Jessica Ray is the Administrative Specialist for Wilson County Partnership for Children. She obtained a BA in Psychology from Meredith College. She is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling with a focus on children and family counseling. Jessica is passionate in her belief that by providing children with a solid foundation to start school that it provides those children with the ability to have a successful school experience. Jessica joined the team at Wilson County Partnership for Children in 2014.

Telephone: (252) 206-4235 Ext. 113 / 114
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Meg Sargent

Meg

Physical Education/Nutrition Specialist

Meg is the Physical Education/Nutrition Specialist for Wilson County Partnership for Children. Meg was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. In 2013 Meg graduated from East Carolina University with a BS in Public Health with a minor in Kinesiology. Since graduation, Meg has worked with different health and wellness programs in central North Carolina including childhood and adult diabetes prevention, best practice nutritional programming, personal training, weight loss programs, functional fitness and much more. Overall health is not just physical, but also reaches into emotional, mental, spiritual and social wellbeing. It is so important for children to get a healthy start to ensure that they can be the best and happiest that they can be. Meg believes that a healthy lifestyle is attainable at any age, any ability level, even with the most chaotic of schedules.  Meg is excited to be part of WCPFC’s dedication to healthy, well prepared children. She joined the WCPFC team in 2017. Outside of work, Meg enjoys being active outdoors-running in local races, hiking with her lab puppy, boating and water sports, horseback riding, softball and tennis-anything to get outdoors and moving when the weather is nice.

Telephone: (252) 206-4235 Ext. 120
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Sabrina Ellis

Sabrina

Receptionist/Assistant

Sabrina Ellis is the receptionist/assistant for Wilson County Partnership for Children. She moved to Wilson in 2009 with her two children. Sabrina attended Wilson Community College in 2010 to obtain her CNA license. She worked as a CNA for 2 ½ years until being laid off in 2013. She joined a program at OIC that placed her into the Title V program for seniors at Upper Coastal Plain. The Title V program matched Sabrina to Wilson County Partnership for Children. Sabrina feels that was the best thing that could have happened to her. She worked as a volunteer for Title V at WCPFC for eighteen months before being hired as the receptionist/assistant. Sabrina thinks that everyone, especially children, should have a chance for a good life. Sabrina believes that dreams start with education, which is why WCPFC is there to assist the community and ensure that the children of Wilson County start out with the best possible education. Sabrina has been employed with Wilson County Partnership for Children since 2015.

Telephone: (252) 206-4235 Ext. 114
eMail: Sabrina

Brenda Barnes

Brenda

Receptionist/Assistant

Brenda Barnes is a native of Elm City, North Carolina. She recently returned to her roots after working in the accounting field for thirty five (35) years in the state of New York. Having settled in Wilson, N.C., Brenda wanted to find something rewarding to do to become a productive member of the community. That desire lead her to the Upper Coastal Plains Title V Program (“Title V”). She worked in the Title V program for two and a half years before being paired to work with the Wilson County Partnership for Children (WCPC).

While working for WCPC under the Title V Program, Brenda realized the impact the agency is having on the early childhood educational development of children in Wilson County. As the mother of four, she knows the value of early childhood education and its impact on the future success of children.

When the Title V Program ended in June of 2017, Brenda was offered a position with the WCPC. She eagerly accepted the opportunity to become a member of the WCPFC team in 2017.

Telephone: (252) 206-4235 Ext. 119
eMail:

Amparo Hernandez

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Interperter

Hi, my name is Amparo Hernandez. I'm working as a part time Spanish interpreter for Wilson County Partnership for Children.
I'm Hispanic, married, have two lovely children.
I have been working part time as a Spanish translator for almost 9 years in various places assisting families who need an Spanish interpreter.
And I will be more than happy to assist you here, at Wilson County Partnership for Children..

Telephone: (252) 206-4235
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Next Meetings

Next NC Pre-K Committee Meeting Date
November 26, 2018
12pm  
 
  Next Board Meeting Date
November 28, 2018
 12pm
 
Next CCR&R Committee Meeting Date
December 6, 2018
12pm 
 
Next Executive Committee Meeting Date
December 12, 2018
12pm 
 
 
 

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Address

Wilson County Partnership for Children
109 Park Avenue West
PO Box 2661
Wilson, NC 27893

Office Hours

Monday thru Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am to 12:00pm
Office is closed on weekends

Email

Phone

(252) 206-4235

Fax

(252) 206-4245

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