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Hello from Lark, Community Engagement Manager

  • 1.  Hello from Lark, Community Engagement Manager

    Posted 01-28-2019 04:18 PM

    Dear Hello Community,

    I'm Lark Sontag. I have gotten to know some of you through the year as a contributor on Hello. I have now begun a new role here at NAEYC as the Community Engagement Manager. My job is to support you in making connections--on Hello and through NAEYC's Interest Forums.

    I was born in Hollywood, California, but now live in the community of Halcyon Park in Bloomfield, New Jersey.  I have an MA in Early Childhood Education and have been very active in my community both in LA and now in New Jersey.

    My favorite children's book is The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by DuBose Heyward. I love this book, because even though it was written in 1939 it had feminist and anti-racist themes, and it shows that justice and equity truly are traditional values.

    I very much look forward to working with all of you this year.

    Lark Sontag
    Community Engagement Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC

  • 2.  RE: Hello from Lark, Community Engagement Manager

    Posted 01-29-2019 03:13 PM
    Welcome Lark!

    Shannon Green
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    Carbondale IL

  • 3.  RE: Hello from Lark, Community Engagement Manager

    Posted 01-30-2019 07:26 AM
    Welcome Lark!
    Such a good book--I remembered it once I saw the cover with the wonderful illustrations by Marjorie Flack.
    Best wishes,

    Peggy Ashbrook
    Early childhood science teacher
    Alexandria, VA
    NSTA The Early Years columnist, Science and Children
    Early Years blogger,
    Author: Science Learning in the Early Years, and
    Science Is Simple