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Perspective | Get to know Theresa Roedersheimer, NC Early Childhood Foundation’s new executive director

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The following blog post was originally published by the NC Early Childhood Foundation on June 11, 2024. It is republished here with permission.


Theresa Roedersheimer’s journey to executive director of NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) has been fueled by a passion for early childhood development and a commitment to advocating for children and families across North Carolina.

In this conversation with Tracy Zimmerman, co-founder of NCECF, she shares what sparked her interest in early childhood, how the pandemic changed mindsets about early education and childcare, and her collaborative approach to bringing the voices of those most affected by policies to the table. Recognizing the need to strengthen our state’s early childhood system, Theresa is looking forward to demystifying the system and equipping those who need it the most with the knowledge and resources to advocate effectively for their needs. 

Watch their full conversation. 

As Theresa embarks on this new chapter with the Early Childhood Foundation, she brings with her a wealth of experience and a deep commitment as well as an unwavering dedication to the well-being of North Carolina’s children and families. We are confident that under her leadership, the foundation will continue to thrive and make a meaningful difference in our communities.

Join us in welcoming Theresa to the team as we work together to build a brighter future for all our children!

Kate Runy

Kate Runy is a communications specialist for BC/DC Ideas. Prior to joining BC/DC Ideas, Runy coordinated website and social media content, communications, and advertising for Go Global NC and Alzheimer’s NC.