Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Staff Bio

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Betsy Ayankoya, MEd FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill

Betsy Ayankoya has 28 years experience as a speech-language therapist, college instructor, TA provider, program manager and administrator. She has: led states' systems change efforts in General Supervision; provided TA to states in measuring child outcomes and integrating child outcomes within the IFSP process; produced analyses of Part C APR indicators on timely services and child find. She was Co-PI of WWW: New Voices/Nuevas Voces: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood, and co-authored a WWW: guide and facilitators' manual of the same name. She divides her time between NECTAC and WWW: SERRC. She has served on the WWW: DEC Executive Board as Governor for four years, working with Division committees to develop and update Concept Papers and Position Statements, and represented WWW: DEC on the WWW: CEC Representative Assembly. She is on the national advisory board for WWW: First School, a collaborative Pre-K to 3rd grade initiative.

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

  • CB 8040
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
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The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P120002 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

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