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SECA President-Elect Nominations

Candidates are listed in alphabetical order.

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Dr. Jeffrey Leffler
Mississippi

Having dedicated my career to the field of early childhood education, I am eager to contribute my expertise, vision, and passion to the continued growth and success of SECA. I believe that SECA plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of early childhood education in the Southern region, I am excited about the prospect of leading the association in fulfilling its mission.

Throughout my career I have been deeply committed to advancing equitable practices in early childhood education. My work, both in academia and through initiatives like the MSU Teacher Residency program, reflects my dedication to fostering inclusive environments and addressing the critical challenges within our field. 

Candidates Articles.

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Dr. Jeffrey Leffler
Mississippi

Having dedicated my career to the field of early childhood education, I am eager to contribute my expertise, vision, and passion to the continued growth and success of SECA. I believe that SECA plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of early childhood education in the Southern region, I am excited about the prospect of leading the association in fulfilling its mission.

Throughout my career I have been deeply committed to advancing equitable practices in early childhood education. My work, both in academia and through initiatives like the MSU Teacher Residency program, reflects my dedication to fostering inclusive environments and addressing the critical challenges within our field.

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Dr. Judy Prine
Mississippi

I have been a member of SECA since joining the Louisiana Early Childhood Association (ECA) student chapter at Louisiana Tech University in 1979.  As well as the Louisiana ECA, I have been a member of the Oklahoma ECA.  I became a member of the Mississippi Early Childhood Association (MsECA) in 1988.  Since joining MsECA, I have served in leadership roles at the local and state level including the Presidency of MsECA. 

 

Additionally, I have served on the SECA Board for six years as the secretary of the SECA board during three presidential administrations.  I am currently employed as a Compliance Inspector.  During my career in early childhood education, I have served as a center director, kindergarten teacher, college instructor, and career counselor at both public and private organizations.

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