Staff

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Robyn Lightcap is the Executive Director for Dayton-Montgomery County Preschool Promise. Robyn serves on the Governor's Early Childhood Advisory Council and is Vice-Chair of groundWork, Ohio's early childhood advocacy organization. She has led complex projects in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, including at IBM, Chicago's Willow Creek Community Church and Evenflo. She has a business degree from Wake Forest University.

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Ashley Marshall is the Director of Operations of Preschool Promise. She leads the operations team to ensure Preschool Promise runs smoothly. This includes processing applications, managing Star Attendance, contract management and building and maintaining Preschool provider relationships.

Previously, Ashley was the Director of the University of Dayton’s Demonstration School, the Bombeck Family Learning Center. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton, where she studied early childhood education and received her master’s in educational leadership. 

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Charmaine Webster is the Director of Marketing for Preschool Promise. She leads the media strategy and community education initiatives. Currently, Charmaine serves on the YWCA Advocacy Board and is an alumna of the Women's Leadership Collaborative of Greater Dayton, and Dayton's Neighborhood Leadership Institute. Charmaine has been a youth pastor, camp counselor and research assistant. A native of Cincinnati, she received her bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University and a Master’s of Divinity from Emory University.

Latoria Marcellus is the Director of Quality for Preschool Promise. She is helping Montgomery County Preschools implement effective curriculum and leading the work to promote strong relationships between teachers and young learners. She has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, mentor and professional development facilitator. A graduate of The Ohio State University, where she studied early childhood education, Latoria received her Master's in Education from Antioch University McGregor.

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Te'Jal Cartwright is the Preschool Promise Coordinator. A Dayton native, she received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Dayton and is a proud alumna of the Dayton Early College Academy. During college, Te'Jal was a lead tutor for Upward Bound and helped raise more than $70,000 in scholarships. After receiving her degree, she traveled to multiple universities as a program manager for fundraising phone-a-thons.

Tiffany Coatie is the Data and Payment Specialist for Preschool Promise. She has been working with Preschool Promise since the Kettering Pilot in 2014-2015. She ensures all families’ requests for tuition assistance are processed and maintains our database.Tiffany graduated magna cum laude from Strayer University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting.Tiffany says, "My work at Preschool Promise gives me great pride. My No. 1 goal is helping families with their financial assistance needs to ensure a high quality Preschool experience for their child."

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Chanell Lamb is the Family Services Specialist for Preschool Promise. She processes applications and connects families with resources they need to make informed decisions about the education of their children.  For more than 20 years, Chanell has worked with children with special needs, home-bound students, military families, single parents and victims of domestic violence. She has partnered with Elizabeth New Life Women’s Center, Wright State University and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Chanell received a bachelor’s degree from Regent University in religious studies and a master’s degree from Wright State University in educational leadership

Barbara Elrod is the Administrative Assistant for the Preschool Promise team. With more than 20 years of experience in education, for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations, Barbara streamlines our processes and keeps Preschool Promise running efficiently. A great problem-solver, Barbara grew up in Dayton and is excited to help more families in our region find and afford quality Preschool.