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Kristine Jenkins

Kristine Jenkins

Outreach

Kristine has a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education and is the Lead Regional 4K Coordinator for South Carolina Office of First Steps for 4K.  

"My passion is striving to provide high quality early childhood learning experiences that can provide a positive impact on the practice of teachers, administrators and advocates in the field."

Dona Pitts

Dona Pitts

Membership

Dona has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She is a Pre-K teacher in the Newberry County Schools. 

"My favorite quote is 'Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.' Fred Rogers"

Shayla Pettigrew

Shayla Pettigrew

Communications

Shayla Pettigrew has a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Development. She is currently a 4K Regional Coordinator for South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness. Shayla has prior experience as a Montessori Center Manager in the Public Sector and a Head Start Lead Teacher.

“The joy of being in Early Childhood Education is getting to explore the world, over and over, for the first time”