Special to Iredell Free News

Iredell County Partnership for Young Children (ICPYC) recently announced the addition of two new staff members, Allison Pillmear-Martin and Mallory Renegar.

Allison Pillmear-Martin

Pillmear-Martin joined the Partnership as an early childhood education specialist in late August.

In this position, she will be responsible for providing technical assistance, mentoring, coaching, and consultation to early childhood educators and program administrators to support developmentally appropriate experiences for young children. She has an extensive background in the early childhood field spanning 23 years and brings comprehensive knowledge to her position. Pillmear-Martin earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and a Level 11 N.C. Early Educator Certificate.

Mallory Renegar

Renegar, a Statesville native, also joined the Partnership in late August as child care resource and referral specialist for Region 9 (Alexander, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Iredell, McDowell, Mitchell, Watauga, and Yancey Counties). In this role, she will be responsible for maintaining a current database of child care providers in the region, discussing child care needs and quality options with families requesting information, and providing impartial referrals to licensed providers. She most recently served as a Title 1 Tutor with Iredell-Statesville School and brings enthusiasm and passion to her new role. Renegar holds a B.S. in Human Development and Families Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

“We are excited to welcome Allison and Mallory to the Partnership. They bring a unique combination of skills and experience that will contribute to the success of the agency,” said Executive Director Lisa Familo. “We are confident they will be effective in their respective roles and further strengthen the Partnership’s services and operations.”


The Iredell County Partnership for Young Children is a 501 (c)(3), nonprofit organization, dedicated to measurably increasing learning and healthy development of children birth to age five in Iredell County. ICPYC provides services focused on raising the quality of early care and education, supporting families, advancing child health, and expanding literacy. For more information, call (704) 878-9980 or visit http://www.iredellsmartstart.org/. ICPYC is located at 734 Salisbury Road in Statesville.

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