David Colburn of Marion has accepted an offer to become the director of program services for Spokane County Head Start/Early Head Start in Spokane, Wash.
Colburn, a 1976 graduate of Marion High School, earned a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis and early childhood education from the University of Kansas in 1985. He was a professor of early childhood for nine years at community colleges in Dodge City, Glen Ellyn, Ill., and St. Louis, Mo.
He was director and associate dean of the Francis Child Development Institute in Kansas City, Mo, and directed an 1,800-child Head Start/Early Head Start program in Los Angeles, CA. He has worked with Head Start programs in various capacities throughout his professional career.
For the past year, Colburn has been a reporter/photographer for the Marion County Record, a position he also held in 2006.
Colburn is the son of Louise Colburn of Marion and the late Edward Colburn.