Marie St. Fleur to head Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children

December 12, 2013 04:56 PM

By Your Town

Marie St. Fleur, an attorney, former state representative and Mayor Menino’s chief of advocacy and strategic investment, is joining the Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children as president and CEO, according to the organization’s founder and outgoing president Mary Reed.

The initiative was founded in 2002 and conducts research, advocates for new policies and works with early ed providers and families to improve early education, especially in low-income communities.

"Marie is uniquely qualified to advance the agenda of the initiative in an era of increasingly complex local, state and federal mandates," Reed said in a statement.

Said St. Fleur: "We will be working not only with children, families and care providers, but with the next mayor, legislators, the governor and our Washington delegation to create an early education system in Massachusetts that prepares all children and families for the future.”

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