Education expert to helm Pretend City

Pretend City Children’s Museum has hired educational equity expert Ellen Pais as the new executive director.

Pais was recently the CEO of the Los Angeles Education Partnership, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving educational equity by offering programs such as building school readiness in children age 5 and younger.

As Pretend City’s executive director, Pais will develop and maintain community and business relationships while working in tandem with the board of directors to provide direction for the children’s museum.

Pretend City, which opened in 2009, is a kid-sized “city” that lets children play different roles and learn how a community works.

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