Photo by Jeffrey Pomranka

Photo by Jeffrey Pomranka

Margo Heger Smith, M.Ed.Director of Programs– Margo joined the field of early childhood education programming and policy after making a career shift from newspaper journalism in 2005. She came to LUME Institute in 2012 and previously worked at the Child Care Aware® of Missouri state network office where she served as the Director of Data Quality. Her approximately 12 years of experience in the field of early childhood spans from working as Assistant to the Director of the Massachusetts Head Start State Collaboration Office and as a T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI Scholarship Counselor to volunteering at Head Start programs in varied roles.

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