Early Learning Hub

Shirley Blake

Early Learning Hub Parent Engagement Coordinator

Born and raised in the Willamette Valley, by immigrant parents, life experiences nurtured her passion for improving health disparities and educational equality. Shirley's work in early learning began through her oldest son's early education. Her previous work in healthcare and early childhood education settings include Strengthening Rural Families, Alpine Community Preschool, and Old Mill Center.

Shirley believes in high quality living for all and is passionate about preventative health and education. She is grateful to be a part of the Early Learning Hub of Linn, Benton & Lincoln Counties to continue the work of sustaining and creating opportunities for every community throughout the region.

Shirley is fluent in English and Spanish.

When not working Shirley enjoys family time, running, reading, photography, and the outdoors. Shirley lives in rural Benton County with her husband, two sons and their dogs.