Rosemarie Franchie Joins Danya International as Vice President of Head Start Programs

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Ms. Franchi will provide strategic leadership and vision for the overall management of the Head Start Monitoring Support contract. She will also lead the strategic development and growth of Danya’s Early Childhood Education business.

Rosemarie Franchi, M.ED

“With her years of experience managing top-notch Head Start programs, we are very excited to have Ro join our team.”
- Jeff Hoffman, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Danya.

Danya International, Inc. (Danya), a communications, research, and technology firm, recently hired Rosemarie (Ro) Franchi, M.ED as Vice President of Head Start Programs. Ms. Franchi will provide strategic leadership and vision for the overall management of the Head Start Monitoring Support contract. She will also lead the strategic development and growth of Danya’s Early Childhood Education business.

“With her years of experience managing top-notch Head Start programs, we are very excited to have Ro join our team,” said Jeff Hoffman, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Danya.

Prior to joining Danya, Ms. Franchi gained extensive experience as Director of the Worcester Public Schools, Child Development Head Start Program and was responsible for the oversight of early childhood programs within the school district which served more than 24,000 children. For six years she served as Chairperson of the Massachusetts Head Start Association and has worked as an Early Childhood Consultant in a variety of settings. In addition, she was an Adjunct Early Childhood Faculty Member teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in Administration and Management Systems, Supervision and Evaluation, Leadership and Early Literacy. Ms. Franchi also worked as the Administrative/Management/Fiscal Content Expert with the former Training and Technical Assistance Contract in Region I.

Ms. Franchi is recognized in the Head Start and the early childhood field as a leader, advocate, and strategic thinker at the local, state and national level. She is a champion for Head Start children and believes strongly in the philosophy that social change can only be made by believing in the power of children and families to positively shape their own destinies.

About Danya International, Inc.
Danya International, Inc. is a leader in providing innovative communications, research, and technology programs to U.S. and global customers to create social change. Danya strives to make a positive impact on the lives of children, families, and communities around the world through technology-enabled, evidence-based interventions. Danya is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Nairobi, Kenya. To learn more about the company, visit http://www.danya.com.

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