Preschool Promise Board of Trustees  

In the next steps toward providing access to quality preschool for 3 and 4 year olds, United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Executive Committee appointed a 15-person Board of Directors to lead the preschool expansion effort in Cincinnati. The Board will implement the preschool expansion plan, passed by voters in November 2016 as part of the 5-year Cincinnati Public Schools levy.  United Way of Greater Cincinnati was selected by Cincinnati Public Schools as the trusted entity to oversee preschool expansion in Cincinnati.

The Board consists of parents, educators, preschool providers, business leaders and community leaders. Board members were nominated by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Public Schools and Cincinnati Preschool Promise. The Board will oversee day-to-day operations to ensure families are prepared to take advantage of preschool tuition assistance beginning in fall 2017 and will increase the number of quality rated preschool providers with Quality Improvement Grants expected to be available spring 2017.

The press release includes a list of Board Members. Board meetings are open to the public. Board meetings are posted in the Events calendar.

March 2, 2017 – Board Minutes 3.2.17

March 30, 2017 – Board Minutes 3.30.17

Board members are pictured above at the first meeting, with Rob Reifsnyder, President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Stephanie Byrd, Senior Vice President, Early Learning Strategies at the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Interim Executive Director, Cincinnati Preschool Promise. Left to right: Terri England, Jasmine Jones, Steve Shifman, Cheryl Rose, Gary Lingren, Deborah Allsop, Father Michael Graham, Kimya Moyo, Dr. O’dell Owens, Rob Reifsnyder, Sallie Westheimer, John Pepper, Laura Sanregret, Stephanie Byrd, Micah Kamrass, Pastor Ennis Tait.