HOPE Toledo’s Director of Early Childhood
As HOPE Toledo’s Director of Early Childhood, Elisa Huss-Hage is leading and guiding the early learning initiatives of HOPE Toledo Pre-K. Ms. Huss-Hage spent 25 years at Owens Community College as a Professor of Teacher Education and Human Services, focusing on the preparation of educators to serve Toledo’s young children. Elisa is involved in local and state ECE initiatives, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children where she is currently serving on the Higher Education Commission. She was a NAEYC Governing Board member(2016-2020), leading the creation of the Advancing Equity in
Early Childhood Education position statement and establishing professional ECE teacher preparation standards. Ms. Huss-Hage earned an MEd in Educational Administration and a BEd from the University of Toledo.