Brenda O’Donnell, Coordinator, Suffolk Early Childhood Development Commission lives in Chesapeake. She has a M.S. in Early Childhood Education. As the coordinator for early childhood efforts in the City of Suffolk, she is responsible for working with schools and families to make sure children are prepared for school and for life. Her favorite children’s book is The Napping House, by Audrey and Don Wood.
Her vision for Minus 9 to 5 is:
“I visualize the Minus 9 to 5 initiative bringing together every city in our region to create a path for families to find success. An example of this would be when a child is born in VB and moves to Suffolk, that family will receive the same level of support and encouragement so when the child enters school he/she will be ready to learn.”