Responsible and dedicated school administrator and training specialist with excellent communication skills demonstrated by 37 years of experience in the field of early childhood education.
Effectively works with parents
Certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Conflict resolution techniques
Calm and patient
Engaging public speaker
Advocate for special-needs children and their parents
Effective use of multi-media teaching tools
NAEYC Past President
Developed training and curriculum as part of a team for Foster PRIDE, Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education Training Curricula. Published by the Child Welfare League of America, December, 1997.
Tower Hill SchoolJanuary 2001 to CurrentDirector Red Bank, New JerseyResponsible for daily operation and management of a Private, Non-Profit, Cooperative School. The school has a yearly attendance of 120 children and consists of the following grades; Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten. Supervision of 20 staff members. Additional programs include an Extended Care and Sibling Care program, enrichment programs, and coordination of over 30 parent committees, an Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
Winding Brook SchoolSeptember 1998 to June 2001Kindergarten Teacher Tinton Falls, New JerseyResponsible for full day kindergarten class including music, science, geography, language arts, reading, art and math. Created and implemented a developmentally-appropriate curriculum that addressed all learning styles. Promoted good behaviors by using the positive reinforcement method.
Ivy Hedge SchoolSeptember 1996 to June 1998Head Teacher Long Branch, NJPlanned and managed two classes of four year-old children, including music, art learning centers and gym.
Child Welfare League of AmericaSeptember 1990 to January 1993Senior Training Specialist Washington, DCResponsibilities included training and development of the first competency based curriculum for Foster and Adoptive parents.
New Jersey Foster Parents AssociationJuly 1989 to January 1996Director of Training/Training Specialist Trenton, New Jersey
Responsible for the supervision of the NJFPA training staff, training program and curriculum development, and scheduling and coordination of training for all foster parents in the State of New Jersey.
Helen K. Baldwin SchoolSeptember 1985 to June 1987Head Teacher Cranford, NJTaught three and four year-olds which included the planning and coordination of three classes, parent workshops and music classes.
Dogwood SchoolSeptember 1983 to June 1985Assistant Director/Head Teacher Chester, NJIn addition to assisting the Director in the day-to-day operations of the school, responsibilities also included after school program coordination, parent-teacher conferences, music coordinator and Director of the summer camp program.
Mendham Cooperative PreschoolSeptember 1980 to June 1983Director Mendham, NJResponsibilities included day-to-day operation of a cooperative preschool including interaction with the Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Licensing to have the school licensed.
Tower Hill SchoolDecember 1978 to June 1980Group Teacher Red Bank, NJPlanning and scheduling activities for three and four year-olds, parent training and workshops.
Concordia University2015M.Ed.: Early Childhood EducationPortland, Oregon, USAEarly Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Brookdale Community College2004Certification: Early Childhood AdministrationLincroft, NJ, USANew Jersey Director's Academy Training
Kean College1978Bachelor of Arts: Early Childhood/Elementary EducationUnion, New Jersey, USA
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Pre-K Our Way Ambassador
Brookdale Community College, Advisory Committee Member
Association for Children of New Jersey
Foster Pride/Adopt Pride National Advisory Committee
New Jersey Foster Parent Association
Fostering the Adoption of Children Everywhere Annual Conferences, Baltimore, Maryland NJFPA County Foster Parent Presentations
"It's Ok to Be Different" workshop, Ridgewood, NJ
Parent Resources for Information, Development Training Curricula, Child Welfare League of America, December, 1993
Administrative Management, Organizational skills, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excellent Intra-personal Communication Skills, Community Involvement, Public Speaking, Curriculum Development, Instructional Methods and Active Learning.