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 Board of Directors
  • Joan Sherif, Chairperson, Northwestern Regional Libraries

  • Ann Watts, Vice Chairperson, Retired

  • Jen de Ridder, Treasurer, YMCA Camp Hanes  

  • Arden Browder, Secretary, Retired

  • Stacey Elmes, Director, Stokes Co. Dept. of Social Services

  • Dr. Brad Rice, Superintendent, Stokes County Schools

  • Ronnie Mendenhall, Stokes County Commissioner

  • Rhonda Wrenn, Director of YVEDDI Head Start

  • Derek Edwards, Stokes Family YMCA

  • Stephanie Shockley, Forsyth Tech

  • Pat Messick, Stokes County Board of Education 

  • Jeannie Harris, NewBridge Bank

  • Donna Boyles, Retired

  • Tammy Martin, Stokes County Health Department

  • Derrick Vickers, Insight Human Services

  • Debbie Merritt, Retired

  • Cindy S. Tuttle, Executive Director, Ext. 140

  • Wanda Craig, Administrative Assistant & Dolly Parton Imagination Library Coordinator, Ext. 141

  • Lisa Dillon, Workforce Innovation to Support Early Education (WISEE) Coordinator, Ext. 166

  • Shannon Cox, NC Pre-K Coordinator & Program Manager, Ext. 147

  • Anne Moser, Finance Manager, Ext. 146

  • Shanda M. Cox, KidSource Child Care Resource and Referral Coordinator and Behavior and Inclusion Support Specialist, Ext. 168

  • Holly Warner, Early Childhood Specialist, Ext. 143

Staff Directory

Stokes Partnership for Children, Inc.
151 Jefferson Church Road, Suite 104
PO Box 2319
King, NC 27021
Phone: 336-985-2676
Fax: 336-985-3302
Office hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


The Stokes Partnership for Children is a non-profit organization led by local volunteers, designed to provide programs and services for families and children in Stokes County, North Carolina.

The Stokes Partnership for Children...

  • administers Smart Start and NC Pre-K funds from the state legislature to support programs to benefit children age 0-5 and their families.

  • is a catalyst for bringing different groups together for the sake of the children.

  • educates the community on the critical needs of young children and helps develop solutions.

Our Mission Statement: Building foundations for young children to succeed through a partnership of families, communities and businesses.

Vision Statement: Each child reaches his or her potential and is prepared for success.

You can find us here!

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