Qualifications

Education:

  • MASTER’S Degree:  UMKC 1996 MA (Early Childhood Curriculum & Instruction)
  • Early Childhood Hours:  Pacific Oaks College 1989 (30 hours Early Childhood Ed.)
  • CDA Credential (1988)
  • Bachelor’s Degree:  William Jewell College 1970 (BA Psychology & English Education)
  • Associate’s Degree:  Hannibal LaGrange College 1968 (AA General Studies)

Career History:

  • Early Childhood Essentials Consultant & Training Specialist (11/12 – Present)
  • Adjunct Professor:  Johnson County Community College (1/03 – Present): Child Health, Safety, & Nutrition, Education (Spring 2003 – Fall 2005), Administration of Early Childhood Program (Spring 2006- present), and Leadership in Early Childhood Programs (Fall 2007- present), Creative Experiences for Early Childhood (Summer 2013 – Present)     
  • Trainer for Johnson County Community College Continuing Education for Early Childhood Educators (4/06 – Present) – monthly training     
  • Obesity Collaboration with Child Care Aware of Kansas (1/13 – 1/15)     
  • Head Start Center-Based Program Coordinator @ The Family Conservancy (1/06 – 10/12)
  • Coordinator, Quality Improvement Initiatives, Training Coordinator, & Accreditation Specialist @Midwest WholeChild Development Group, Overland Park, KS   (11/99 – 12/05 )
  •  Director of Children’s Ministries @Holmeswood Baptist Church (11/97- 11/99)- Directed early childhood program, summer school-age program, and children’s ministries at the church
  • Head Start Education Coordinator at KCSD Head Start Program (1/97 – 10/97)
  • Head Start Teacher at KCSD Head Start Program (4/86 – 10/97)
  • Program Developer/ Teacher @ Special Children’s Center for Abused & Neglected Preschoolers (9/84 – 5/85)

Professional Certifications:

  • Reliable with CLASS Pre-K Reliability, January, 2015, February, 2014, February 1, 2013 & May, 2009.
  • I-Teach On-line & Quality Matters Certification for On-line Training, Fall 2011
  • Adjunct Professor Certification Training , April 2008
  • Certified WestEd Infant/Toddler Trainer (February 2001 & May 2002)
  • Reliable on the Infant/Toddler, Family Child Care, & Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales
  • Certified on “NAEYC’s Developmentally Appropriate Practice:” Train the Trainer for Program administrators & Teaching Staff, Providence, RI, 8 hrs. @ NAEYC Professional Development Initiative , June, 2011
  • Using CLASS to Improve Staff Performance, by Training & Technical Assistance Services, 7 hrs , Providence, RI, June, 2011
  • Center of the Social & Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) and the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Interventions for Young Children, 8 hrs of training at NAEYC pre-conference, June 2009.
  • Devereux Early Childhood Initiative: DECA Program Implementation Training, 13 hrs. Kansas City, MO, April, 2009
  • NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation: Operation Accreditation, 8 hrs. New Orleans, LA, June, 2008

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