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I began working at The Child Care Resource Network in: 2017
Hometown: Rushville, IN
What inspires me? I have always been inspired by people who are passionate about improving the lives of others through education and the arts.
Who was my childhood hero? my brothers and sisters
Education: Child Development and Child Health Care, B.S., Purdue University
Favorite book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Background and Expertise: My formal entry to ECE was obtaining my B.S. degree in Child Development/Child Health Care from Purdue University. Informally, my experiences and relationships within my family, friends, school and early jobs with children inspired me to make this my life's work. My professional path began working with multiple not-for-profit social service agencies creating, teaching, and directing high quality early childhood programming in a variety of settings serving at risk children and families. I have also directed private and corporate Early Care and Education programs achieving national accreditation (NAEYC) and Level 4 Paths To Quality. I am passionate about supporting positive relationships among all children, families and educators to help create and sustain outstanding early childhood environments, experiences and education.
Ask me about... Paths to QUALITY, professional development opportunities, CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System), creating engaging indoor and outdoor environments for children, curriculum development and implementation, family engagement, positive guidance, and accreditation.