Dr. Jane Bray is the Dean for the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University. She lives in Norfolk and has a B.S., M.S. and a Doctoral degree in Education. At ODU she oversees many early care programs supported through the Darden College of Education, such as teacher preparation programs and other professional programs in early childhood education, adaptive physical education, special education, autism, and speech pathology. The college also supports a Children’s Learning and Resource Center for young children, as well as, a Speech and Hearing Clinic and an Oral Pre-School Program. Her favorite children’s book is “Oh The Places You Will Go” by Dr. Seuss.
“The vision of Minus 9-5 is the most exciting opportunity in the Hampton Roads region to focus on helping young children to grow up healthy, thriving and ready to learn. The strength allowing this organization to meet this vision is in the depth and breadth of its supporting members. The community stakeholders who are involved are vital to building the foundation needed in order for Minus 9-5 to flourish with success. We are poised not only with the strength to do this work, but also with the right people at the table to accomplish our goals. This could not be more exciting for the future of our young children in the Hampton Roads region!”