Regional Child Care Administrator
Child Care Aware
Phone: (606) 271-4158
Responsibilities: Provide regional oversight and leadership to Child Care Aware Health and Safety, Quality, Professional Development, and Training Coaches serving 18 counties in the Cumberland Region. Serve as the liason for community partners on issues related to quality early care and education environments and resources.
Experiences: I have 29 years in the field of Early Childhood Education. I have held various roles including child care teaching staff, program director, training coordinator, IECE adjunct professor, and program manager for First Steps the statewide early intervention system
Reason: I believe all families and children deserve access to quality early childhood programming in safe, nurturing, quality environments in their community.
Research: My research interest includes the effect of play-based curriculum as an effective model of instruction for children with special needs and Early Childhood Programming in rural settings
Interests: I am currently enrolled in an doctoral program, focusing on Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with a rural settings concentration.