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Get to Know Waterford Leadership

At Waterford, we value the diverse skill sets and experiences each person brings to our team. We come together from all across the globe to partner with families, educators, and communities to achieve our mission.

Meet the Leadership Team

The Leadership Team believes in the creation of accessible, equitable early learning programs that combine the science of learning, the power of mentoring, and the promise of technology while building community and family partnerships.

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Dr. Matt Hill

Chief Executive Officer

Meet the Board of Trustees

Made up of early education and business leaders with decades of experience, the Board of Trustees uses their grasp of the early learning landscape to guide impactful, large-scale programs and advance educational equity.

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Ernest Blackwell

Board Chair

National Advisory Committee on Inclusive Practices (NACIP)

Waterford’s National Advisory Committee on Inclusive Practices (NACIP), formerly TASSEL, is a board of national education equity thought leaders that advises the Waterford Executive Leadership team in advancing excellence in education.

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National Early Learning Advisory Council (NELAC)

As accomplished leaders in early education, the National Early Learning Advisory Council (NELAC) guides Waterford’s curriculum, research, and messaging alignment through regular advisory sessions.

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