Laurice McGinnis Lincoln, MS
Laurice is dedicated to advancing early childhood education, early intervention programs, and child and family services, operating in the field for more than 30 years. Her experience as an early education teacher and director of multiple NAEYC-accredited sites sets a strong foundation for her ongoing work in the field. Laurice holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Human Ecology at Michigan State University and a Master of Science degree in organizational leadership and administration from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Michigan. She also studied early childhood education at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Laurice was trained at the Frank Porter Graham Institute in North Carolina on the environmental rating scales and worked as a national field validator for NAEYC.
Laurice has worked as a quality improvement coordinator in the state of Wisconsin and served the early child care community in Milwaukee as the county’s child care administrator and the Birth to 3 Program coordinator. In 2010, Governor Doyle appointed Laurice to the Interagency Coordinated Council for early intervention service where she served as a member and then vice chair of the council until accepting a state lead role with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services overseeing administration of 13 county Birth to 3 Programs. Laurice also served as the administrative policy and initiative advisor for the Department of Children and Families Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services.
Currently, Laurice serves as the Wisconsin Department of Administration director of equity and inclusion overseeing statewide advancement in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion. She is a passionate and dedicated early childhood advocate, and educator of children and adults. Laurice enjoys teaching and presenting workshops statewide and nationally.