By Natalie Lloyd
Barbara Whitley, Executive Director for the Stanly County Partnership for Children, will retire June 30. She has been involved with the partnership for over 20 years, serving as executive director for the past 12 years.
The Stanly County Partnership for Children is a nonprofit agency serving children birth to five years old.
SCPC is a local partnership for the statewide Smart Start program. Established in 1993, Smart Start is led by the North Carolina Partnership for Children and 77 local partnerships working in all 100 counties in the state.
Through Smart Start funding, SCPC provides programs and services to help prepare children in Stanly County to enter kindergarten.
“It has been an honor and privilege,” said Whitley, “I have been so fortunate and blessed to have this position.” […]