I am a Training and Technical Assistant with more than 8 years of experience planning, developing, and conducting training activities.
Facilitate trainings and provide technical assistance to 30 Head Start and Early Head Start grantees in Region IV focused school readiness, professional development, collaboration, and parent, family, & community engagement.
Prepare plans for improvement for 30 grantees along with the client to increase program quality.
Assists Program Directors, Education Management, and Family Service Management with aggregating and analyzing program level and classroom level data in order to inform areas of strength, areas of needed improvement, and professional development for program staff.
Guide Family Service Management with developing parent, family, and community engagement plans, strategies for measuring family progress, processes for tracking family progress, strategies for linking school readiness and family engagement, and professional development strategies for supporting family service staff.
Liaised with the National Center on Health and the Office of Head Start Regional Training and Technical Assistance to build a Georgia Health Network, share health resources and improve communication of training and technical assistance information around Health.
Provides coaching strategies to support Education Managers and teachers strengthen knowledge and skills.
Identify training needs of infant/toddler and preschool staff in private childcare programs and ensure a variety of techniques for determining instructional content.
Develop and facilitate trainings for program staff and at statewide conferences for large audiences.
Design instruction that reflects an understanding of the diversity of learners and groups of learners.
Evaluate and assess trainings and their impact.
Managed a caseload of 10 non-compliant state regulated child care programs and provided on-site support to improve areas of concern.
Developed individualized improvement plans that resulted in 9 out of 10 programs moving from non-compliant to complaint with state regulations.
Developed and facilitated trainings for program staff to increase knowledge of Health/Safety state regulations as well as developmentally appropriate practices for birth-five year olds.
Developed and facilitated new staff orientations.
Provided on-going training for 10 staff in three different locations of Atlanta, GA.
Coordinated and conducted on-site visits to support staff using coaching strategies.
Designed policies and procedures for the training department.
Assessed staff and new hire personnel needs.
Coordinated and provided individualized on-site visits for 8 Georgia child care programs.
Facilitated group workshops and Director support group meetings as methods for providing Training and Technical Assistance to staff, including sessions on Transition Times, Infectious Disease, Child Abuse and Neglect, Health and Safety, and Developmentally Appropriate Practices.
Conducted in-depth on-site observations of center activities, and followed up with comprehensive debriefing of each observation to provide staff with reflective feedback and recommendations for improvement.
Provided on-going technical assistance to childcare programs to assist with the NAEYC, NECPA, and ITERS/ECERS accreditation process.
Provided ongoing Training and Technical Assistance to each assigned centers, customizing the training topics and TA according to the needs and priorities of the program.
Managed ongoing daily operations of a prekindergarten classroom serving 20 children ages 3 to 5 including Dual Language Learners and children from diverse backgrounds.
Implemented a developmentally appropriate curriculum, developed individualized lesson plans for individual children, and facilitated meaningful activities designed to increase child outcomes and promote developmental skills.
Discussed each child's progress with their parents during parent/teacher conferences and home visits.
Supervised classroom staff to ensure children and families were receiving services according to the Head Start Performance Standards, as well as in full compliance of all other applicable local and State regulations.
Ensured safe and healthy learning environments throughout the center; and implemented ongoing monitoring systems to ensure the cleanliness, maintenance and safety of the facility and playground environment.
Supervised all classroom activities and the ongoing observation, assessment and documentation of each child being served.
Reviewed teachers' weekly lessons plans to ensure they reflected an understanding of the curriculum, individualization and coordination with other service areas.
Reviewed daily classroom schedules and assisted teaching staff in revising daily schedules when necessary to achieve a well-rounded balance of activities in the classroom.
GPA: 3.62 / 4.00; 26 Credits Earned
GPA: 3.5 / 4.00
GPA: 3.17 / 4.00
Technical Assistance Certification- 2006
Introduction into Training and Performance Systems- 2011 (3 credit hours)
Needs Assessment: Modules and Procedures- 2011 (3 credit hours)
GA State Approved Trainer II- 2014 (Renew every 3 years)
Certified CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) Trainer - 2014 (Renew yearly)
Instructional Design-Learning Theories Instruction- 2014 (3 credit hours)
Instructional Design- 2014 (3 credit hours)
Training, Quality Assurance, Staff Development, & Program Management
Association for Talent Development
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Make a Wish Foundation
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