Program Director and outstanding performer in program management and restructuring within Head Start. Offers 13 years of experience in Head Start restructuring, coordinating, developing, and managing high quality services. Proven success in leadership, operational excellence and organizational development in early education and professional development. Ability to multitask and operate in multiple concurrent roles while simultaneously maintaining a positive environment for employees, children and families. Eager to contribute to the impact of new audiences through professional development and business development. Motivated to learn, grow and excel while translating elements of the Acelero/Shine approach.
Responsible for program design and management by ensuring efficient implementation of objectives, performance standards, and grant adminstration policies.
Supports implementation of shared governance between program management and program governance for program planning, monitoring and decision-making.
Developed program goals and objectives, with management and program governance, to ensure needs of families and communities are met.
Write programs base and continuation grant and other available and beneficial grants specific to Head Start program operations.
Ensure adequate systems and technology are in place to maintain high quality service delivery.
Successfully manage program budget by acively participating in planning the budget and ensuring fiscal management and expenditures are reasonable, necessary, and in compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards and SRCAA's internal fiscal policies.
Developed quality improvement plan to ensure efficient implementation of services are provided throughout the program.
Work collaboratively with Human Resources Manager to ensure proper systems are in place for HR program functions.
Collaborate with community organizations and stakeholders to foster effective collaborations and promote the HS & EHS Program.
Plan and facilitate professional development activities and organized community events.
Communicate with program specialist concerning program operations, updates, and programs T/TA needs.
Works collaboratively with training/technical assistance specialists to provide TA to program managers and center staff.
Oversee and perform additional responsibilities to ensure program operations are in alignment with the head start performance standards, state regulations, and agency/program policies and procedures.
Attends Head Start conferences and other trainings and conferences to enhance professional development.
Oversaw the implementation of comprehensive services and overall monitoring of organizational compliance.
Managed program operations in the absence of Head Start Director.
Supervised Center Director's and provided suppport, guidance, and coaching wit informal counseling, conducting supervisory conferences.
Partnered with Human Resources when providing disciplinary actions.
Participated in management meetings and planning sessions, planned program trainings, pre-service and in-service trainings with coordinators.
Worked with management to problem-solve and implement continuous improvement plan.
Conducted onboarding process in conjunction with human resources to ensure new employees were selected, trainied, evaluated and properly supervised.
Instrumental in developing and updating program goals.
Coordinated oversight of Policy Council meetings; provided orientation and trainings to policy council members, annualy and throughout the program year.
Restructered family services area and revised the Family Partnership Agreement and Family Engagement Plan.
Responsible for full administration of the Child Plus data base for the Head Start & Early Head Start program; implemented full use of Child Plus system.
Developed new processes for goal setting with families to align with the PFCE Framework and Child Plus system.
Reconstructed the Head Start & Early Head Start Eligibility Application to meet the needs of the community, families and to align with the Child Plus system.
Encouraged and supported parent involvement in the approach to children's development and school readiness by promoting parent engagment.
Analyzed current practices for ERSEA and restructured the process for Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance by developing new Policies and Procedures.
Oversaw the selection and enrollment process for Head Start & Early Head Start.
Developed and facilitated trainings such as new Family Development Specialist Orientation, FDS monthly trainings, ERSEA, Parent Orientation, ERSEA Final Rule, Homelessness, Child Plus, CACFP, Child Abuse & Neglect, Policy Council Orientation and monthly trainings.
Collaborated with consultants to ensure ERSEA practices were in full alignment with the Head Start Performance Standards in preparation for Federal Review
Collaborated with community partners and stakeholders planning and developing activities and resources.
Provided technical assistance to family development specialists and center managers.
Provided support to FDS for goal planning, goal attainment, parent involvment, family and community partnerships and fatherhoos involvement.
Analyzed average daily attendance practices and implemented monthly center analysis to identify trends.
Conducted timely follow-up and documented family outcomes related to the family partnership agreement and family engagement plan; ensuring outcomes are relative to the PFCE Framework.
Adminstered and supervised cetner operations according to child development theories and appropriate practice, ensuring alignment with State licensing regulations and Head Start standards.
Supported center staff and implemented reflective supervision sessions providing coaching and counseling to maintain and promote accountability and a healthy, safe and positive work environment.
Managed center staff by evaluating performance, scheduled and communicated assigned responsibilities for staff, planned and conducted regular monthly classroom observations and bi-weekly meetings.
Developed Language Modeling and Quality of Feedback Training Modules for in-service training for program center staff.
Monitored children's and staff files to ensure appropriate documentation is in file and entered in child plus.
Obtained CLASS Certification and conducted observations for mulitple centers within the program.
Provided supervision training for center director's.
Developed and facilitated trainings such as Parent, Family & Community Engagement for center staff and Overview of State Requirements for center directors.
6/2013 - 6/2016
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