Kris Perry has been named executive director of the First Five Years Fund, replacing Cornelia Grumman, who resigned earlier this year. Perry will be responsible for overseeing policy and communication efforts nationwide for the fund. She is the former executive director of the First 5 California and the First 5 San Mateo County, which focus on improving the education, health and development of young children. Perry also served as the co-chair of the State Early Learning Advisory Council in California and helped bring the Educare early childhood center model to that state.

Mario Perez has been named interim executive director of El Hogar Del Nino, which provides comprehensive bilingual/bicultural early childhood development programs for infants, preschool, school-age children and their families. Perez began working with the organization last year on a project basis and served on the board of director’s finance committee.

Former CPS general counsel Patrick Rocks has become a partner in Jackson Lewis, a law firm in White Plains, N.Y., where he will focus on public sector and education law.

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