Director, Early Childhood Leadership Program
Supervised Fieldwork Advisor; Course Instructor
Early childhood education, Educational leadership, Inclusive education, Parent involvement, Professional development, Research, School reform
Some of the Values that Shape My Work
The values that shape my work are commitment, dedication, advocacy and deep passion in and strong belief of progressive education as an educational model for ensuring a high quality education for all children. I believe strongly that all children have the right to be educated, in order for them to achieve their full potential. Progressive education allows educators to access the complex way that learning occurs in children.
Work with Families, Children, Schools, and Communities
I have worked as a early childhood teacher; a director/founder of an early childhood nursery; director of a day care program for homeless children; the city-wide coordinator for Early Intervention for the City of NY; and taught a diverse group of parents about a variety of educational and parenting issues.
Recent Professional Contributions
Conducted social studies workshops and visited the classroom of over 300 public school teachers in New York. As a certified Child Development Associate instructor taught the Child Development course. Staff developer for over 8 years in the City of Newark, NJ. Taught curriculum courses at the undergraduate level. Advisor to students in Leadership and Teacher Education. Member of the Curriculum Committee. Founding Partner, PLK Early Childhood Consultants. 1 of 3 faculty members on FISPE Grant.
- M.S.Ed., Educational Leadership, Bank Street College of Education
- B.S., Elementary Education, City College of New York
Selected Publications and Presentations