June 6, Gov. Brian Kemp conducted swearing-in ceremonies for several appointments to boards and councils. Among them was Dr. Theresa Magpuri-Lavell, executive director of the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College. She is now a representative on the Board of Early Care and Learning, which supports and guides the mission and vision of Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.
Magpuri-Lavell has spent 20 years in education passionately advocating for early language and literacy as an elementary school teacher, professor, researcher of literacy education and university partner with public school districts. She currently resides in Milledgeville.