Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Kofran & Scanlan To Texas Early Learning Council

AustinTX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott appointed Kimberly Kofron and Amber Scanlan to the Texas Early Learning Council for terms to expire at the pleasure of the Governor.  The Texas Early Learning Council serves as Texas’ state advisory council as required by the federal Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007.  The Council utilizes its breadth of stakeholder representation to increase coordination and collaboration across state agencies and local program and service providers in order to improve the quality of and access to early childhood services across Texas.

Kimberly Kofron of Round Rock is the Executive Director of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children.  She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the American Society of Association Executives.  Kofron received a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Education from The University of Texas Austin.

Amber Scanlan of Southlake is the Senior Vice President and Director of Client and Community Relations for PNC Bank.  She is chair of the Board of Directors for First 3 Years and vice chair on the Board of Directors for Texans Care for Children.  Additionally, she is a member of the Board of Governors of The Dallas Foundation, Board of Directors for Early Matters Dallas, and Legislative Voices Cohort for Leadership ISD and a 2019 graduate of Leadership Dallas at the Dallas Regional Chamber.  Scanlan received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University.

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