Senior Vice President of Professional Development Initiatives
Edith Locke currently serves as Senior Vice President of CCSA’s Professional Development initiatives Division. In 1993, Edith joined CCSA just as the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program was expanding into a statewide early childhood workforce initiative in North Carolina. Throughout the course of her tenure with CCSA, her role has evolved.
In the mid 1990’s, when CCSA first became an administrative home for various Smart Start funded initiatives in Orange County, Edith managed programs on the local level before becoming the lead program administrator for North Carolina’s T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program in 1996, a function she continues to perform.
In 2002, Edith joined CCSA’s T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center and now leads many efforts including supporting other early childhood focused organizations, nationwide, in their administration of their respective T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Programs. In her current role as Senior Vice President, Edith provides direct oversight for the National Center’s operations including staff supervision, grants management and resource development.
Throughout her tenure, Edith has been a strong early education workforce advocate through her service on a variety of committees at the local, state and national levels.