As the president and chief executive officer of Parents as Teachers, Scott Hippert leads one of the most trusted resources for organizations and professionals who serve the needs of more than 300,000 families across the country and throughout the world. He brings extensive experience in managing early childhood initiatives and public policy advocacy.
Prior to Parents as Teachers, Hippert served as president of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation in Richmond, Va. where he successfully launched the startup of a public/private/nonprofit partnership that provided support to school-readiness initiatives throughout Virginia. He also served as the vice president and chief operating officer at Ready 4 K in St. Paul, Minn., and directed public awareness and funding efforts for Family and Children’s Service, one of the state’s largest community/family service agencies. He spent his early career in broadcast and telecommunications, serving as an executive news producer, anchor and reporter.
Hippert holds a master’s degree in divinity from the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Northern Iowa.
Cheryle Dyle-Palmer, M.A.
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Cheryle Dyle-Palmer administers Parents as Teachers' infrastructure as it increases its presence in early childhood education, and is instrumental in developing culturally sensitive curriculum and an overarching protocol for encouraging diversity. She is the chief architect of a project management system to increase internal operating efficiencies.
Before joining Parents as Teachers in 2002, Dyle-Palmer served as vice president of children and family services for the National Benevolent Association. She is involved in many high profile organizations such as the National Council of Negro Women and Child Welfare League of America. She has more than 35 years of experience in community development, program and organizational development, administration and early childhood and holds a master's degree in sociology from the University of Missouri - St. Louis.
Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Tammy Craig oversees all organizational financial and human resource activities by establishing major corporate business strategies, objectives and policies for Parents as Teachers. This includes directing organizational accounting practices, financial strategy, planning and forecasts, and guiding the investment funds for Parents as Teachers. Prior to joining Parents as Teachers in 2007, Craig served as business manager for FlightSafety International, Inc.
Craig serves as board member for the Deaconess Foundation and is actively involved with Habitat for Humanity International as former board member and with St. John's Home and Community Care as former chairman, vice chairman, treasurer, secretary and board member. She holds a B.S. Accountancy from Southern Illinois University and is a registered CPA.