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The Minnesota Centers of Excellence for Young Children with Disabilities is the statewide professional development system for early childhood special education (ECSE). Professional Development Facilitators (PDF) in each of the state's eight economic development regions work to connect, support and empower local leaders to build capacity. Through these joint efforts, young children and their families are accessing and benefiting from high-quality programs and services throughout the state.

In some instances, the boundaries of educational districts do not align with the eight economic development regions' boundaries. In instances when a cooperative or district's boundaries are found in more than one region, the district's PDF and service region are assigned based upon the county in which a program's leader is housed.

Tammy Queensland


Region 10

Tammy Queensland began her work as a Region 10 (Southeastern MN) Professional Development Facilitator in 2014 after the modifications of the TACSEI Master Cadre'.  Tammy believes professional development is essential to quality programming and enhancement. Research has proven that teachers' knowledge and skills directly correlate with the quality and effectiveness of their service delivery.

Tammy brings with her knowledge of early education and early childhood special education through her experiences working with school districts, Head Start programs and child care settings as an early childhood teacher, mentor-coach, trainer, center director and higher education instructor.

Tammy Queensland also continues to be involved in other professional development endeavors as a Child, Youth, and Family Studies Instructor at Rochester Community and Technical College and Master Coach for a national literacy project. She received her B.S. in Education from Winona State University and her M.A. Ed in Early Education from Concordia -St Paul.