(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Experienced Mentor Teacher - Child Care Specialist with 32 years of experience in the Early Childhood profession. Proven success in leadership, classroom management, mentoring, effective trainer and leader motivated to learn. Eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Monitor and assessing performance of self and others
  • Judgement and decision making
  • Effective time management
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Child development
  • Active learner and listener
The University of Tennessee - Martin Martin, TN Expected in Bachelor of Science : Family And Consumer Sciences Education - GPA :
Jackson State Community College Jackson, TN Expected in 08/2003 Associate of Applied Science : Early Childhood Education - GPA :
  • CDA PD Specialist
  • ACEs Training
  • First Aid / CPR
Work History
Joliet Public Schools District 86 - Mentor Teacher
Joliet, IL, 07/2016 - Current
  • Built positive relationships with teaching staff.
  • Provided guidance and ideas regarding classroom, time management, discipline, room arrangement and scheduling.
  • Observed teaching staff and shared observations and recommendation with teachers, center director, and Education Manager.
  • Trained new teachers on classroom best practices per EHS and DHS regulations.
  • Monitored CDA progress of teachers and substitute teachers seeking credential.
  • Ensured training hours of teachers met DHS and EHS Standards.
  • Mentored the process of change and assisted teachers in their effective implementation and understanding of the need to change.
  • Ensured all centers participating in the DHS 3-Star Rating system remained in compliance with state and federal guidelines and provide "Best Practices" daily.
  • Conducted on-site unannounced visits to classrooms to ensure teachers and classrooms maintained DHS regulation for annual licensing renewal.
  • Completed all necessary reports as required.
Tennessee State University - Center Manager - Child Care Specialist
City, STATE, 06/2011 - 06/2016
  • Responsible for the welfare, health, and safety of all children.
  • Provided developmentally appropriate quality care for children 0-3 in a child care center.
  • Supervised and monitor children at all times and respond appropriately to crisis or emergency situations that occurred.
  • Responsible for planning and executing appropriate activities and learning environments in accordance with ITERS-R, ECER-R and NAEYC accreditation.
  • Ensured the playground is in compliance with required regulations.
  • Ensured all classrooms are meeting all guidelines according to DHS and EHS licensing.
  • Ensure sanitation, diapering, routines, developmental appropriate practices were initiated daily.
  • Observed, monitored, and trained staff and classrooms monthly to as required by program to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines.
Tennessee State University - Center Manager - Child Care Specialist
City, STATE, 02/2005 - 03/2011
  • Responsible to supervise and monitor all staff and children at the center maintain the facility as describe in the previous job location (Trenton).
Northwest Tennessee Head Start - Teacher / Assistant Teacher
City, STATE, 03/1987 - 12/2004
  • Observed and evaluated children's' performance, behavior, social development and physical health.
  • Provided daily operations as required by the office of Head Start and the Northwest Head Start program for children ages 3-5.
  • Implemented developmentally appropriate practices and best practices in accordance to the Head Start standards.
  • Ensured welfare, health and safety for all children.
  • Assisted teachers with lesson plans, creative curriculum, teaching strategies and other classroom related activities.
  • Planned and initiated classroom activities, handwashing, diapering, meal preparation, sanitizing and all other duties required by the Office of Head Start, DHS, and 3-Star Quality.
  • National Association of Early Young Child
  • Gibson County Imagination Library - Adult Education
  • Making A Difference Summer Camp
  • Gibson County Training School / Polk-Clark High School Alumni
  • Milan Elementary Pre-School Advisory Board
  • Milan Healthcare Foundation
  • City of Milan
  • Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R)
  • Gibson County UT Extension Advisory Council

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School Attended

  • The University of Tennessee - Martin
  • Jackson State Community College

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  • Center Manager - Child Care Specialist
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  • Bachelor of Science
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