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Melissa E. Harlan, MS

Title: Professional Development Specialist
Company: Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities
Location: Madison, Kansas, United States

Melissa E. Harlan, MS, Professional Development Specialist at Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in early childhood education.

Ms. Harlan served for over two decades as a prekindergarten and high school teacher in a rural Kansas school district. She advanced to professional development specialist for Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities, a part of Kansas State University, where she thrives. She also participates as a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Crediting her lifelong pursuit of learning, Ms. Harlan first earned a Bachelor of Science in Education, where she majored in human ecology education, from Kansas State University in 1996. She later obtained a Master of Science in early childhood education from Emporia State University in 2002. When she isn’t working, she dedicates her time to her family, kayaking, harvesting the things they grow, and healthy living.

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