* Named 2018 "Champion for Young Children" by First Things First of Arizona *
Past active board member, committee work and social media communications content contributor. Board volunteer work included the planning and implementation of various VSAEYC related events and connecting with early childhood providers for the past 15 years.
Provide as needed contracted training and coaching services in Spanish or English for local non-profit agencies Unlimited Potential and Phoenix Day Child Development Center focusing on classroom environment transformations and Social and Emotional Development strategies.
Provided over 15 years of contracted training services as a CCPT facilitator contracted thru the Association for Supportive Child Care Ninos en Mi Casa program. The program served providers in the process of becoming DES certified or seeking additional professional development training hours in various topics in Spanish or English.
Experience in Digital Marketing thru use of a variety of social media platforms for local education-based agencies and small businesses/startups in Arizona. This includes a long-time partnership with the local NAEYC affiliate, Valley of the Sun AEYC and local early childhood company, Alesi Group, LLC.
Alesi Group, LLC specializes in brain-based training, coaching and consultation.Their expertise aligns with current research in early childhood education and adult learning.
Indigo Cultural Center is a non-profit, grassroots Black women lead agency specializing in social justice, early childhood research and the arts. Indigo is committed to the study of culture, the enactment of culture, the celebration of culture, and using the strength in one’s culture to promote social justice and racial equity.
The Kindergarten Experience was a grant supported initiative to increase both the awareness and implementation of evidence-based practices in kindergarten classrooms across Arizona. A sub-contract for me until the grant year cycle ended in January of 2019 and services were completed and taken over by the Arizona Department of Education.
Join my Kindergarten Experience Facebook Fan Group for Kindergarten Teachers here.
As if I don't have enough to do, I'm also thankful to have been asked to help the K-1 team make literacy and Kindergarten classroom enhancements to further support their school initiatives. As a MPS Community Volunteer, I regularly provide resources, feedback, attend and present at parent meetings, consult and provide Kindergarten classroom redesign support at Guerrero Elementary School in Mesa. Supporting my local neighborhood school is something I am very passionate about and I could not pass up the opportunity to connect with these families and further support these teachers on a volunteer basis.