To obtain a position that will support me in using my knowledge and experience with providing early childhood education, parent education, professional collaboration and program evaluation to educate those wishing to serve young children and their families in a manner that best equips them to venture forward as leaders within the field of Early Childhood Education and their surrounding community.
01/2014 to CurrentTRIPLE P PARENT COUNSELOR EDUCATOR | WAKE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
Lead and monitored the implementation of MotheRead; a program designed to empower parents and educate them their child's growth and development while introducing professional and literacy skills through the use of children's literature.
Planned and coordinated all field trips within the Family Literacy Program by researching locations, obtaining feedback from colleagues and working with school personnel from various departments.
Designed celebration events by organizing team members and delegating individual tasks as well as communicating with vendors while working within a specified budget Assist team members in learning the necessary skills to become more effective with time management and documentation of interventions, discussions and completion of service plans Plan topic specific peer support for various individuals by leading them through discussions surrounding service delivery, barriers to implementation, COLLABORATION Scheduled the implementation of the MotheRead Program and related classroom and family learning activities with Family Literacy Colleagues and other preschool colleagues Fully participated in observational, informal assessments of parents using the Parent Education Profile Completed training and certification with local health department to deliver the Triple P Positive Parenting Program Facilitate and plan interagency peer support sessions for Triple P Practitioners within the Raleigh area COMMUNICATION Planned and facilitated various parenting workshops and discussions on topics such as homemade learning toys, early language and literacy, teachable moments, developmental milestones, Kindergarten Readiness, and domain specific learning Maintained ongoing electronic and in-person communication with supervisors regarding the current status of various program indicators including assessment, adherence to timelines, documentation and enrollment Discussed needs observations and next steps for participants with colleagues via e-mail and conversation Documented written records of all communications with families and other necessary agencies Facilitate multiple seminars and/or groups per week for parents regarding positive parenting practices ASSESSMENT Successfully used Teaching Strategies Gold (previously the Creative Curriculum) to document children's growth and development Effectively used the Parent Education Profile to assess parental support for their child's literacy skills and early learning Currently using the Routines Based Interview to identify the various skills and abilities, as well as areas of concern or need, for infants, toddlers and caregivers Use an Eco Map to help parents and caregivers identify key relationships that allow them to care for and support their children's growth and development while empowering them to be successful parents Provide Triple P training support, education, consultation and counseling to families of young children birth through kindergarten age from all socio-economic levels including but not limited to those who are homeless and high risk, through the Positive Parenting in Raleigh Program Provide parent education services to assist families in overcoming risk factors, developing positive parent/child relationships, and contributing to children's success in school Provide instruction and education for adults in both group and individual settings regarding program implementation and newly acquired skills Use and monitor use of database utilized to collect and maintain information regarding the delivery of required services Prepare for and conduct meetings and/or presentations regarding the current implementation efforts of program including number of clients and families served, the type of service received, frequency of contact and progress towards achievement of goals Provide implementation-related technical assistance to other services providers both individually and in group settings through site visits Provides parents and other professionals education regarding child development, age appropriate skills, activities and development Refers families to appropriate community agencies for specific services to address child and family risk factors Coordinates services with Project CATCH and deliver Triple P services to families living in homeless shelters or housing developments who do not have access to transportation Develops, implements, and evaluates Triple P parent education classes and workshop series at homeless shelters, within private homes, at schools and throughout other locations within the community Ensures that publications, handouts, and other resources for parents on family, school and child development topics are purchased and available for use in parenting classes and counseling sessions Communicates with staff at Project Enlightenment, Project CATCH and North Carolina State University regarding Positive Parenting in Raleigh program activities and data collection procedures while providing assistance to help them with their delivery Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies and Wake County Public School System/Project Enlightenment procedures Promotes community relations with individuals, groups, and agencies within the community regarding Positive Parenting in Raleigh services as well as other services provided by Project Enlightenment by establishing meaningful relationships with key members Provides Triple P updates and advises staff, administrators, parents, teachers, and other professionals as appropriate Collects data on the delivery of Triple P Services for individual families and the success of their enrollment in the program and assists with evaluating the implementation of Triple P in Raleigh using the data collected Represents the Triple P Program in Raleigh at various community events and professional organization meetings by presenting current research and evaluation data.
EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICE COORDINATOR, 01/2012 to 01/2014CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES AGENCY
Contact parents or guardians to introduce the NC Infant Toddler Program, Children's Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) and Early Intervention Attend initial intake meetings in child's home to explain early intervention procedures including eligibility, rights and evaluation procedures as well as to complete necessary paperwork for enrollment into the NC Infant Toddler Program Engage parents in discussions regarding their concerns about their child's development, skills and needs Obtain parental input regarding their child's skills and abilities throughout their daily routines by guiding them through a Routines Based interview Assist families in identifying their resources and needs through the use of an Eco Map Review child's medical history from various sources including parent input and medical records Attend Eligibility Evaluations when necessary to explain the evaluation process, inform parents of their child's eligibility status and provide parents with assistance in locating additional resources.
EARLY INTERVENTIONIST/INCLUSION SPECIALIST, 01/2007 to 01/2007EASTER SEALS
Provide one on one services to young children with special needs using a play based approach in various natural environments Provide parents with techniques to use at home to help their child progress Assist parents in understanding their child's IFSP and IEP as well as how to help their child transition to school or other settings Describe intervention techniques used and discussed with parents or caregivers in post-session write ups Provide assistance to childcare employees on how to include children with special needs into the classroom.
01/2006 to 01/2012INFANT AND TODDLER TEACHER | LENOIR COUNTY SCHOOLS
Design and implement developmentally appropriate activities for children ages twelve months to three years through various instructional methods Develop and maintain an interactive learning environment based on recommendations from Creative Curriculum, NC Early Foundations and the Infant-Toddler Environment Rating Scale Maintain accurate children and staff files according to state guidelines as well as records for sanitation and safety Conduct formal and informal ongoing assessments of both parents and children to ensure learning and identify possible areas of concern using internet based Teaching Strategies and the Parent Education Profile (PEP) Provide instruction for parents related to their child's development and how to effectively interact with children by implementing appropriate interactive parent and child literacy activities Provide support and guidance to parents in learning the skills they need to care for their family and make appropriate life and family decisions Led the planning and implementation of the Motheread Program's lessons for parents and children, interactive parent workshops, field trips, and recognition ceremonies Assist colleagues in the recruitment, screening and preparation of children and parents in need of family literacy.
Education and Training
Ph. D:Human Services,PRESENTCAPELLA UNIVERSITY － MINNEAPOLIS, MNHuman Services Management of Nonprofit Organizations
M.S:Child Development and Family Relations,2008EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY － GREENVILLE, NCChild Development and Family Relations
B.S:Birth Through Kindergarten Education,2005EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY － GREENVILLE, NCBirth Through Kindergarten Education
NORTH CAROLINA EDUCATORS LICENSE Birth Through Kindergarten Education TRIPLE P POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM Level 2: Seminar Level 3: Primary Level 3: Discussion Groups Level 4: Standard Level 4: Group NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR HUMAN SERVICES
Human Services Board Certified Practitioner LEADERSHIP TRAININGS Facilitative Leadership The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Crucial Conversations Lenses on Adult Learning The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Influencer PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR HUMAN SERVICES
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LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS & SPECIALIZED TRAININGS NORTH CAROLINA EDUCATORS LICENSE Birth Through Kindergarten Education TRIPLE P POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM Level 2: Seminar Level 3: Primary Level 3: Discussion Groups Level 4: Standard Level 4: Group NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR HUMAN SERVICES Human Services Board Certified Practitioner LEADERSHIP TRAININGS Facilitative Leadership The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Crucial Conversations Lenses on Adult Learning The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Influencer PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR HUMAN SERVICES