The Principal Deputy Secretary, Susan Perry-Manning has more than 25 years of experience in early childhood development and learning at the local, state and national levels.
She has developed programs and policies that support young children’s healthy development and strong families, including parent education and home visiting programs, child care and early learning, and early health and mental health services.
Perry-Manning’s prior work has included serving as:
She has also served in several roles in North Carolina, including as the:
Perry-Manning holds a Master of Arts in early childhood education from Concordia University – St. Paul and a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College.
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