Penny Smith, Program Coordinator,
IECE Program Hazard Community and Technical College
AECN Board Member
Penny Smith is no stranger to early childhood professionals in Eastern Kentucky! She has spent her adult years working to improve young children’s lives. Her life experiences and education make her a wonderful advocate for children, families, and early childhood professionals.
She is a graduate of the College of Education at the University of Kentucky with a B.A. and M.A. Ed. Her experiences include Director of an Early Childhood Education Center, Kentucky Credentialed Trainer, Professional Development Counselor, CDA PD Specialist, and her current position with Hazard Community and Technical College as Program Coordinator for the IECE Program.
As Co-Chair of AECN’s Board of Directors, Penny supports its work to improve the lives of young children by supporting their families and early childhood educators who serve them. AECN advocates for the policies that will have a positive effect on our children, families and communities.