Corey Whitesell

Project Coordinator
Project SIESTA Kindergarten

My mission is to facilitate the development and implementation of evidence-based practices that intentionally integrate family culture.  Achieving this will require working in tandem with researchers, practioners, policymakers, and families to bridge the translational gaps between each.

PA Key



Brandy Fox
Project LAUNCH Coordinator & Early Childhood Consultation Project Manager


Identified evidence-based coaching programs in use in other states.

 Researched best-practices for training and assessing state-wide coaching programs.

+ Employment History

May 2016

Project Coordinator, SIESTA Kindergarten, SIESTA II

The Pennsylvania State University
York, PA

September 2013

Program Director

Urban Youth Empowerment Program
Rochester, NY

June 2009

Cultural Competency Program Coordinator

Global Connections
University Park, PA

September 2008

Instructor, Early Childhood Education

The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

August 2011

Foreign Language Assistance Program Grant Director

Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School
State College, PA

Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies

(2018 exp.)

The University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

M.Ed., International Educational Development

Boston University
Boston, MA

B.A., Drama

Ithaca  College
Ithaca, NY

The OCDEL Policy Fellowship has provided an invaluable opportunity to work with other dynamic and forward-thinking Fellows who will become the future of the early learning and development system.