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Meet the Early Childhood Education Program Leaders


CSI Director of Early Childhood Education Mary Finney-AfrankMary Finney-Afrank
Director of Early Childhood Education

Mary’s experience in Early Childhood Education includes her most recent work of providing training and technical assistance to Early Head Start and Head Start programs across Nebraska. She held this position for over six and a half years. She also has operated Early Head Start and Head Start programs for eleven years. She has experience with Child Care Licensing and Child Care Subsidy. Early in her career, Mary worked with at risk youth. 

Her education includes a Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Early Childhood Education. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a minor in Education and a minor in Sociology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Mary also has taken Early Childhood Special Education courses and served on the Nebraska Interagency Coordinating Council.  

mfinneyafrank@childsaving.org | 402-504-3615 ext. 165


CSI Campus Site Director Katherine HubbardKatherine Hubbard
Site Director
Early Childhood Education Center, 45th & Dodge Campus

Katherine joined Child Saving Institute as an Early Childhood Teacher in 2009 after graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor's Degree in Family Science. She spent her time at Child Saving Institute in the Grampy Tom Neighborhood, working with infants and toddlers until her promotion to her current position as Site Coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Center in July 2013.

Katherine’s favorite part about working in the Early Childhood field is watching children meet goals and milestones. She also strives to develop strong, positive relationships with the children and families that Child Saving Institute serves.

khubbard@childsaving.org | 402-553-6000 ext. 169


Spellman Site Director Suzy BoyntonSuzy Boynton
Site Director
Spellman Child Development Center, College of Saint Mary Campus

Suzy Boynton has a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies/Child Development from Oklahoma Christian University and has over six years of early childhood experience working with infants and toddlers. Suzy has taught at Spellman Child Development Center for five years, and was promoted to Site Coordinator in 2014.

"What I like most about my job is growing relationships with families and children. I enjoy watching them grow daily! Seeing a child learn something new is so rewarding and pushes me to go above and beyond. I also enjoy forming relationships with the staff and watching them achieve their goals."

sboynton@childsaving.org | 402-390-2028





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