I have worked for over 22 years with children and families. I have a broad array of experiences including teaching, directing, supervising, working with and supporting parents, and facilitating staff & parent trainings and meetings.
Coordinates the parent involvement component for Head Start & Early Head Start serving approx. 750 children throughout Humboldt & Del Norte counties; Ensures that all Federal Performance Standards are met regarding the Parent Involvement Component of Head Start/Early Head Start; Supports and trains staff in involving parents in the program; Supports and trains parents in working on the Policy Council; Coordinates, plans and facilitates parenting classes and parenting education opportunities for Head Start/Early Start families. Facilitates trainings for both staff and parents
Directly supervised 5 preschool staff including the Center Director and responsible for the overall management of the center serving 50 children and 18 staff. Duties included maintaining a high-quality preschool program, ensuring that all Community Care Licensing requirements were met; Hiring, training and supporting staff; Observing in the classrooms and giving feedback; Providing Resource & Referral for families; Facilitating staff meetings; Many other duties, as needed.
Responsible for the overall management of a preschool classroom serving 17 children; Duties included, but were not limited to: Ensuring a safe, healthy, creative, positive learning environment; Providing developmentally appropriate curriculum; Doing developmental assessments for each child; In partnership with parents, writing goals for each child and individualizing the curriculum in order to assist each child in reaching their goals; Conducting parent-teacher conferences; Home Visits; Supervising 2 staff and many other duties, as needed
Special Needs Aide: Feb., 1994-June, 1995 Worked 1-on-1 with child with special needs
Assistant teacher: Aug. 1995-June 1996
Family Worker: Aug. 2000-Dec. 2001
Center Director (Job share 3 days a week): Sept. 2010-June 2011
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