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Chandra Youngblood

Chandra Youngblood is currently the director of elementary education for the Battle Creek Public Schools where she oversees and supervises principals of seven elementary schools, grades Pk-5th. Her 32-year career in three school districts has included positions as a teacher, Title I director, assistant principal, and elementary principal. Her development of the Kindergarten Success Program has resulted in lasting effects of readiness skills for students. She is passionate about starting young learners on a trajectory of success through early literacy and has worked to increase kindergarten readiness in her district by 150% in the last decade. Her professional interests are educational trends, literacy research, and professional development for teachers.

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