MA in Education with a record of success in early childhood education, advocacy, and child development and family centered care in the healthcare industry. Public Speaking/Presentations - Effective Speaking with students and professionals with highly skilled techniques. Management - Solid background in budgeting, planning, cost control, supervision, payroll and curriculum. Special Event/ Program Planning - Coordinated many events and visitors with staff, patients, public relations and media. Family Center Care/Advocacy - Passionate advocate for children and families. Training/Development - Created multiple teaching materials for children, families and students. Leadership/Mentor - Decisive team building and effective communication skills as a co-worker, supervisor, and teacher.
Child Life Specialist January 2000 to CurrentMethodist Children's Hospital － San Antonio, Texas
Coordinated child life services with a variety diagnoses and patient units.
Supported families with medical instruction and preparation in order to cope with hospitalizations.
Created medical teaching kits for medical play, including a book for children with Asthma.
Advocated and work with child abuse cases.
Revised surgical preparation book.
Supervised assistants, volunteers, and students.
Revised department policies and record retention annually.
Coordinated internship and practicum child life program with multiple universities.
Collaborated with palliative care team.
Secretary of the Child Abuse Care Committee in 2008.
Chairperson of the Employee Advisory Group in 2008.
Collaborated special events with the community and public relations dept.
Instructor January 2000 to January 2001Methodist Healthcare the Women's Center － San Antonio, Texas
Instructed Childbirth, Parenting and Siblings classes.
Avance - San Antonio: Early Head Start Program.
Coordinator January 1997 to January 2000San Antonio, Texas
Supervised home based and center based staff (35 staff at four sites).
Revised all standards for state and federal guidelines.
Managed staffing and the needs of clients in program.
Established 3-child care centers based under Federal Head Start standards.
Facilitated childcare center city and state licensing.
Created parent handbook, policies and procedures, orientation for new employees.
Managed all developmentally supplies and equipment for child care centers.
Completed patient developmental assessments.
Collaborated with Early Childhood Intervention Programs for children with disabilities.
Established three new childcare centers (Licensing, USDA, Food Service and purchasing supplies).
Collaborated with developing and revising the community assessment, self-assessment and service plans.
Participated and prepared for a federal review.
Collaborated and assisted in the writing of grant proposals for the renewal and expansion of the Early Head Start P.
Certified Child Life Specialist - 2013
Certification - American Heart Association, Child CPR : 2013
M.A : Education Leadership/Management, Continue Ed, 2009UTSA San Antonio College － San Antonio, TX
B.S : Child/ Family Studies and ECE, 1996La. Tech University － Ruston, LA.
Dietary Technician and Emergency Medical Technician : 1986United States Air Force
Child Life Council SAAEYC NAEYC TAEYC NACHRI Child Abuse and Neglect Task Force