SPC Employee Appointed to Pre-K 4 SA Educational Governing Board
Pamela Ray, the program director for the early childhood and family studies associate degree program at St. Philip’s College, has been appointed to represent City of San Antonio District 2 as a charter member of the 11-member Pre-K 4 SA educational governing board.
The Pre-K 4 SA educational governing board will assist in shaping the future of San Antonio on its eight-year mission of educating approximately 20,000 four-year-olds and providing professional development for thousands of prekindergarten teachers, all to higher-than-2012 standards. The initiative is governed by a City Council-created corporation for education with a City Council-appointed board of 11 members representing academia and industry. St. Philip’s College is a constituent of City Council District 2 led by Councilwoman Ivy Taylor.
“The work of the board is critical to the effectiveness of the prekindergarten initiative,” said Ray. “I am confident that the strengths I will bring will strongly support the board’s efforts going forward.”
Ray has been an employee of St. Philip’s College since 2006. Her qualifications include current service since 2012 on the national commission that accredits the early childhood degree programs in America’s two-year academic institutions, the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation.
The commission is responsible for making accreditation decisions regarding individual program accreditation and development of the accreditation system standards and policy. The early childhood and family studies associate degree program at St. Philip's College is one of 128 in only 26 states to be accredited by the NAEYC.
For enrollment information, contact Pamela Ray at (210) 486-2654 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Cooper at (210) 486-2217 or by email at email@example.com.
About St. Philip’s: Bishop James Steptoe Johnston of the St. Philip’s Episcopal Church of the West Texas Diocese founded St. Philip’s College in 1898. Today, St. Philip’s College, a member of the Alamo Colleges, is a multi–campus institution and serves a semester enrollment of more than 10,000 credit and more than 8,000 continuing education students. St. Philip’s College is a Historically Black College and a Hispanic Serving Institution. As “A Point of Pride in the Community,” St. Philip’s College is among the oldest and most diverse community colleges in the United States.
Rebecca M. Villarreal, SPC-Public Relations
(210) 486-2851 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org