Meeting the new commissioner of early education and care

On Tuesday, early educators from across the state attended a meet-and-greet with the new commissioner of the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), Samantha Aigner-Treworgy – although, as she explained to one attendee, she goes by Sam.

Joel Cox, Partners for Community, and Aigner-Treworgy

“Thank you all for being here and for the very, very warm welcome home,” Aigner-Treworgy, a Massachusetts native, said at the event, which was held at the downtown Boston law firm Goulston & Storrs.

Representative Alice Peisch (D-Wellesley) and Aigner-Treworgy

As we’ve blogged, Aigner-Treworgy comes to Massachusetts from Chicago where she was the chief of early learning.

Alyssa Corrigan, Somerville Public Schools, and Anne Douglass, UMass Boston

Sworn in as commissioner last month, Aigner-Treworgy will attend her first meeting of the Board of the Department of Early Education and Care at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. For more information about the EEC board meeting, click here.

Aigner-Treworgy, Amy O’Leary, Strategies for Children, and Carole Charnow, CEO of The Boston Children’s Museum

For now, however, Aigner-Treworgy is happily getting to know her team, the state’s email system, and early education’s many teachers, leaders, and activists.

Kira Taj and Theresa Jordan, both of the Children’s investment Fund, and Aigner-Treworgy

She is looking forward to learning from Massachusetts’ history of early education leadership, and she’s excited about working with the field to discover what lies ahead.

Representative Paul Tucker (D- Salem) and Aigner-Treworgy

Be sure to reach out to her with your thoughts and ideas, because, as she explained on Tuesday, she’s already looking forward to hearing them:

Brigid Boyd, Khushbu Webber, and Sarah Link, from the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, with Aigner-Treworgy

“Thank you for all the support, and thank you for all the support, in advance, that you are going to give me.”

SourceEye on Early Education