Senior Program Officer
Works with partners to implement proactive programs in Early Childhood Development; develops community engagement; builds systems to support families and young children; works collaboratively statewide.
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Christy Cox joined the Foundation in 2011 to build and oversee the Foundation's efforts in Early Childhood Development. Christy plans and partners with local and state stakeholders to increase the number of children in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif., who enter kindergarten “school-ready."
Early Childhood Development at the Foundation invests in programs providing direct service, capacity building, demonstration projects and system-strengthening to support families with children ages birth-to-five.
Christy joined the Foundation after working for six years providing training and technical assistance to the Office of Head Start. At Head Start she served grantees in Region X (Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Washington) as the early learning, literacy, and child development specialist. Later, she worked for the National Head Start Family Literacy Center as its math content specialist. Also at Head Start, she focused on the area of dual-language learning and cultural competency.
Prior to Head Start, she was a teacher for nearly 10 years in public and private schools in the United States and abroad in preschool through middle-school classrooms.
Christy received a bachelor's degree in biology with a Spanish minor from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash. In 2005 she received a master's degree in mind, brain, and education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Christy is a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians.