Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program Administrative Staff

Executive Director - Alice Weaver

Alice Weaver Executive Director

Alice grew up in Spokane, Washington and attended Eastern Washington University where she obtained a bachelor's degree in Applied Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development. After moving to the Lewis-Clark Valley she started working for her child's pre-school classroom where she eventually assumed the role of Director of the pre-school program. In 1988 Alice joined the Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program. During her time here she has filled many roles including: Head Start and ECEAP classrooms Lead Teacher, a teaching staff supervisor, 21 years as the Program DIrector, and, most currently, as the Executive Director since May of 2014.

Human Resources Director - Mike Halverson

Mike Halverson Human Resources DirectorMike has been the Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program Human Resources Director since June of 2015. He has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education. He has over 39 years of professional teaching experience, including 13 years in the elementary classroom and 23 years as an elementary and secondary Principal for the Lapwai School District. Before becoming the Human Resources DIrector, Mike was a lead teacher in an Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program classroom for 2 years.

Program Director - Heidi Thornton

Heidi Thornton Program Director

Heidi grew up in Paul, Idaho. She moved to Lewiston to attend Lewis Clark State College. She graduated with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and reading endorsement. Heidi began teaching with Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program right after graduation in 1999. She obtained an Early Child Endorsement and later attended the University of Idaho and obtained an Early Childhood Special Education blended certificate. She has worked for the agency for approximately 17 years with different positions which include: Teacher, Supervisor, Health Coordinator, and Education and Disabilities Coordinator. She assumed the role of Program Director in June of 2014.

Finance Director - Ken Ganskie

Ken Ganske Finance DirectorKen has been the Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program Finance Director since January of 2014. He has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and has over 30 years of professional accounting experience, including 7 years in fiscal management and 15 years in the Human Services environment. From 2004 to 2010, Ken was the Administrative Services Officer for Nevada County, in the state of California, providing direct fiscal support to the Health and Human Services Agency Director and the Director of Public Health.

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About the Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program

Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program is a private, non-profit organization serving Southwest Washington and North Central Idaho. Our primary purpose is to provide early childhood education and family support services to limited-income families through several sources including Head Start (HS), Early Head Start (EHS), the state of Washington's Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and the state of Idaho's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.