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Staff Bio

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Cherie Hipps, FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill

Cherie Hipps, MIS, is the web developer for the Early Childhood TA (ECTA) Center within the Trohanis Technical Assistance (TA) Projects. She supports the organization by creating web applications that increase efficiency and knowledge sharing. Her specialties include back-end web development, ASP, ColdFusion, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and accessibility.

Cherie developed, and regularly upgrades, the Conference Planning and Management Application (CPMA) used for national conferences. It is highly customizable and has features allowing for personalized correspondence with presenters and attendees, registration, managing session planning and status, receipt and web publishing of presentation materials, facility-related information such as meeting room assignments and signage, follow-up correspondence with attendees.

She is also responsible for developing the Staff Dashboard databases for various internal functions. Staff use it to access and complete TA documentation forms that provide data reports to our Evaluation Unit and Contact update forms to maintain mission critical communications with our TA clients, publishing the information to our website and helping us maintain ~10 client listservs.

Cherie also develops databases for content publishing to the ECTA Center website and liaisons with the Frank Proter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute resource database.

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

  • CB 8040
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
  • email:

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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