32 years in the early childhood field, working in the capacity of teacher, director, college instructor, NAEYC Validator, CDA Rep and Advisor, consultant, trainer, curriculum writer, and Director of Training for 2 national childcare chains.
Interactive, building upon the experiences and insights of participants; facilitator of the learning process; Mindful creator of the learning environment.
- Vice President and founding Board Member, Prevent Child Abuse Kane County - a chapter of the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse. 1996 - 1999; - Secretary and Board Member, Marie Wilkinson Child Development Center. 1991 -1997; - Board Member, Fox Valley Association for the Education of Young Children. 1994 -1996; - Volunteer, Crisis Line of the Fox Valley. 1994 -1996; Family Support Center 1983 - 1985; - Volunteer Consultant, Herbie House Children's Bereavement Center. 1997 - 2001; - C.A.S.A. Volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate) 1994 - 1997; - DuPage AEYC "In Praise of Providers" Committee. 1991 - 1993; - Coordinated toy drive for Hesed House homeless shelter playroom. WOYC project 1992; - DuPage CCR&R Advisory Board. 1996 -1998; - Life Choices Teen Group Facilitator, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Elgin. 1997; - T.O.D.A.Y. Work with Youth Award. 1987; - Nominated - DuPage AEYC "In Praise of Providers" Award 1989; Received in 1999; - Fox Valley Child Care Committee. Secretary, 1984 - 1985; - Nominated for the 1985 Aurora YWCA "Woman of the Year" in the Education category; - President of the Waubonsee Child Development Club, 1981. Voted "Outstanding Member"; - Aurora Business and Professional Womens 1984 - 1985 "Young Career Woman"; - Awarded "Certificate of Merit" from the International Poetry Society, 2001, 2003. - Approved State of Pennsylvania TQAS Trainer; - NH Early Childhood Credential Mentor/Trainer Level III - Child Care Information Exchange "Panel of 300" member/participant; - Trainer for the Illinois Training Network - Registered, experienced court expert witness (Rominger Legal Services, TASA); - Included in the "Who's Who Among American Teachers", 2005 - 2006 edition;
MEd from Stafford University 6/04
Reside in McHenry, IL and currently work as a consultant and trainer. Can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Or 'friend' me on facebook for free offers and updates!!! Look under Learning Foundations. You will see my diva logo :) My website: www.childcarediva.com
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