Meet our Staff
Judy Center Coordinator
Hello, my name is Karla Brown and I am the Judy Center Program Coordinator. I have been a public school educator in Maryland for 31` years. My career experiences include: early childhood teacher, reading teacher, resource teacher, assistant principal, principal, and for the last three years, the Judy Center Program Coordinator. My Judy Center responsibilities include writing and managing the Judy Center Grant and working collaboratively with Cecil County Public Schools and our community partners to implement the vision and mission of the Judy Center within our community. My husband and I live in Wilmington, DE and have two grown children, Rachel and Rebecca. Our family enjoys traveling, hiking, being at the beach or in the mountains, and loving on our two dogs - Charley and Finn. My passion for teaching and supporting children and their families continues to be the driving force behind my work within the Judy Center. Please feel free to contact me at 410/996-1059 with questions.
Judy Center Service Coordinators
Hello, my name is Lynn Dech, I have been a service coordinator with the Judy Center Home Visiting Program for the past 10 years. In my position, I work with families providing resources, referrals, parenting skills, and much more. I also provide play activities for children to promote school readiness utilizing the Frog Street Program. I have been with Cecil County Public School System for 17 years and have 23 years of experience working in public education. If you are a Thomson Estate family and are interested in learning more about the home visiting program, please give me a call: 410 996 1059. I am looking forward to working with you.
Hi! My name is Katie Valetutti and I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Cecil County Judy Center Partnership full-time for five years. I like to refer to myself as ‘Katie the Play Group Lady’ because my primary focus is providing playgroups for families with little ones ages birth to five. We learn together through play, connecting, and fun! I love encouraging adults on their parenting journey and getting to be a small part of it along the way!
My husband, Brian and I have a daughter in middle school and 2 daughters in high school, all in the Cecil County Public School System. We enjoy spending time with each other and our many pets; dogs, guinea pigs, birds, and a hamster! As Cecil County residents, we love the beauty of the bay, hiking wooded trails, and enjoying the four seasons, especially fall!
Judy Center Secretary
Hi! My name is Dawn Branch and I am the new secretary at the Judy Center. I am so excited to be here! I have worked for Cecil County Public Schools in a variety of positions for more than ten years. My two sons and I have lived in Cecil County for more than 15 years. We enjoy traveling, family mealtime, and our pets: two cats, two mice, and an aquatic turtle.