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Fall 2009 Issue Staff

Posted by on Monday, November 23, 2009 in Fall 2009, Staff.

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Bonnie Arant Ertelt, Editor
Donna Pritchett, Art Director
Amy Blackman, Designer
Lew Harris, Assistant Editor
Nelson Bryan, Class Notes Editor
Lacy Tite, Web Edition Design & Development

Contributors: Kurt Brobeck, GayNelle Doll, Jennie Edwards, Kara Furlong, Jennifer Johnston, Liz Latt, Camilla Meek, Melanie Moran, Jim Patterson, Jan Read and Cindy Thomsen

Camilla Persson Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development

Timothy Caboni, Associate Dean for External Relations and Professional Education

Kerry McCartney, Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations

©2009 Vanderbilt University

On the cover: Children in Project Lift Off, a pre-kindergarten summer camp developed by Peabody professors in partnership with the Downtown YMCA of Middle Tennessee, have fun while boosting their language and literacy skills for kindergarten in the fall. Read more about Peabody’s pre-K research (p. 14) and Project Lift Off (p. 16) in this issue. Photo by John Russell; artwork by Ruby Blackman and Phoebe and Isabelle Robertson.

The Peabody Reflector is published biannually by Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development in cooperation with the Vanderbilt Office of DAR Communications. The magazine is mailed free of charge to all Peabody alumni, parents of current Peabody students, and to friends of Peabody who make an annual gift of $25 or more to the College. Correspondence, including letters to the editor and Class Notes submissions, should be mailed to: The Peabody Reflector, Office of DAR Communications, PMB 407703, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-7703 or by email to


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