Early Learning Hub

Barbara Dougherty

Lincoln County - Early Childhood Education

Since 2012, Barbara has been the Director of the Samaritan Early Learning Center, a 5-Star Spark rated child development center in Lincoln City. Prior to this position, she was the Director of the Lincoln Commission on Children and Families. She currently participates in the coordination of services to support children and families through her work with the Children’s Development Network, Oregon Coast Community College Early Childhood Advisory Board, and the Inclusive Childcare Community Partnership Committee.

Barbara is a mother of three daughters and is lucky enough to have her youngest living with her. She has lived in Newport for over 35 years and loves to cook, entertain, travel, and run races where she can dress in costumes, especially if they are located in Disneyland. During the summer, Barbara spends as much time as possible on her Alsea River property with family and friends.