Patricia A. Popp, Ph.D. has been named by Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success. Dr. Popp serves as the State Coordinator of Education of Homeless Children and Youth, Project HOPE-VA, and Clinical Associate Professor at the College of William and Mary School of Education.
The Council will work to ensure that basic health, education, and childcare needs are being met for our youngest Virginians, ages 0-8. Steve Staples ’76, M.Ed. ’83, Superintendent for Public Instruction has also been named.
In addition to these members, the Council will rely on support from a variety of stakeholders who are committed to ensuring that all Virginians start off with the best possible chance to thrive, succeed in school, and become contributing adult members of their communities.
Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel commented, “Issues facing our families with young children are very complex. Having great representation on the council and input from stakeholder groups will ensure we approach those issues in a holistic and collaborative manner.”
Dr. Popp was quoted in a recent Richmond Times Dispatch article regarding the advocacy of homeless children.