NCPEN Recognizes Newly Credentialed Parenting Educators

Dear NCPEN Members and Friends,

NCPEN has proudly offered a credential for parenting educators since 2002.  On behalf of the NCPEN Board, members of the NCPEN Credentialing Committee, and the parenting education community in NC, I want to recognize and congratulate the following people who recently received or renewed NC Parenting Educator Credentials:

Qualified Professional Parenting Educator (QPPE)

Patricia Nan Anderson

Joy Burris

A.Roger Crooks

*Kimberly Ingram

*Lynne Johnston

*Peggy Armeen Kernodle

Carla Marlin Smith

 *Nancy Spencer

Natalie Udovich Tackitt

Trudy Tobias

Associate Professional Parenting Educator (APPE)

*Tammy Ellison

*Angela Phipps

Jacqueline Whitehurst Pippens

Silvia Plaza-Garcia

Gemimah Rodriquez

*Marnie Reber

Para-Professional Parenting Educator

*Brenda Reddick


An up-to-date list of NC credentialed parenting educators is located at

The next deadline to submit NC Parenting Education Credential applications and renewal forms is July 15th.  Please refer to the NCPEN website for additional information and requirements. Contact NCPEN Credentialing Chair, Rachel Galanter (, if you have questions about the credential or want to serve on the credentialing committee.

Have you registered to attend NCPEN’s annual networking and professional development event?  The 2013 NCPEN Spring Forum will be April 23rd at the Greensboro Children’s Museum.  NC Families United is a co-sponsor of this year’s event. Cost to attend is $10 students, $15 NCPEN Members, and $20 Non-NCPEN Members. Register now at  Each participant will receive a certificate recognizing 6 contact hours of professional development.   

Stephanie Jones, 

Chair, NCPEN