2014 Elmore Scholarship Recipient

Scholarship winner, Terry Gentry (middle) with Dawn Ault (l) and Darrell Edwards (r)Congratulations to Terry Gentry of Kids Central, Inc. who won the Elmore Scholarship Staff Award! Terry is pursuing a Master of Art Degree in Early Childhood Education at East Tennessee State University.

Terry started her head start career with a BS in Psychology and many years of experience working with the Infant & Toddler Connection in Virginia and the Community Services Board for Wise County. She plans to complete her master’s level certificate program in Emergent Inquirey in the summer of 2014.

Terry feels that her biggest contribution to Kids Central, Inc. is the emotional support she has provided to families of children diagnosed with autism. She is the mother of a child with autism which has allowed her to share in supporting parents in a time when they are emotionally fragile. Kids Central, Inc. also provides space for the local parent support group, Hope Across the Spectrum, for parents/families of children on the autism spectrum.