South Ripley Superintendent Appointed to Early Learning Advisory Committee

Moorhead will serve on the committee until June 30, 2025.

INDIANAPOLIS – South Ripley Schools Superintendent Rob Moorhead got some good news on Monday when Governor Eric Holcomb announced his appointments to various boards and commissions.

Moorhead was among five new selections to serve on the Early Learning Advisory Committee.

"It is an honor to have been appointed by Governor Holcomb to serve on the Early Learning Advisory Committee," said Moorhead. "I look forward to working with the other members of the committee to create a vision for providing access to high quality learning opportunities for our youngest learners so that they can be best prepared to enter kindergarten. I know that Secretary of Education Katie Jenner has placed a priority on ensuring that every student has access to high quality early learning experiences, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to provide input into the work of the committee.”

The Early Learning Advisory Committee works to ensure that children ages birth to 8 years and their families have access to affordable, high-quality early childhood education programs that keep children healthy, safe, and learning.

The primary responsibilities of the ELAC are to conduct periodic statewide needs assessments, enhance the infrastructure of two- and four-year public and private higher education institutions, promote collaboration with federally and state funded child development and early childhood education programs and services, and make recommendations for the Early Education Matching Grant program.

Moorhead will serve on the ELAC until June 30, 2025. 

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A full list of ELAC appointments is listed below. 


Early Learning Advisory Committee

The governor made two reappointments to the committee:

  • Tonia Carriger (Indianapolis), program director of the Indiana Head Start State Collaboration Office Family & Social Services Agency, who will serve until June 30, 2025.
  • Betsy Delgado (Carmel), senior vice president and chief mission and education officer with Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, who will serve until June 30, 2024.

The governor also made five new appointments to the committee:

  • Erin Donovan (New Castle), associate professor and early childhood department chair with Ivy Tech Community College, who will serve until June 30, 2024.
  • Lisa Johnson (Hammond), CEO of Lisa's Safe Haven Child Care, who will serve until June 30, 2024.
  • Rob Moorhead (Aurora), superintendent of the South Ripley Community School Corporation, who will serve until June 30, 2025.
  • Sherry Searles (North Manchester), child care and early learning coalition director for LaunchPad with the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce, who will serve until June 30, 2025.
  • Maureen Weber (Indianapolis), president & chief executive officer of Early Learning Indiana, who will serve until June 30, 2024. The governor also appointed her to serve as chair of the committee.

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