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Michele Smith Piggott, Smart Start Director
Michele earned a Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Family & Child Development, with a focus on infancy and preschool. Michele has been working on APC projects since its inception in October 2001. Prior to working with the APC, Michele was Special Projects Coordinator of the Employer’s Child Care Alliance in Lee County where she was director of the Lee County Office of School Readiness Pre-Kindergarten program, helped to coordinate the Lee County’s Promise initiative, supervised a team of AmeriCorps members statewide, and worked with the BRIDGES program for 10-14 year olds. Michele has 19 years experience in early care and education and non-profit organizations.