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Education Program Specialist Resume

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Columbus, OH


  • An enthusiastic, creative, and passionate educator, and mentor who believes that all children can learn and thrive in a learning environment that is stimulating, comforting and appropriate to their unique talents and abilities.
  • Specializations include: Proficient in Spanish, familiarity with licensing and NAEYC guidelines, USDA regulations in regards to food programs.
  • Instructional Leadership - Use a balanced blend of motivational and targeted instruction methodologies to enhance curricula, me.e. Creative Curriculum, Reggio Emelia, TS Gold, and DLM Express.
  • Engage Parents - Work closely with parents and teh family as a whole throughout career, repeated successes securing a high level of parental involvement
  • Leverage Resources / Strategic Collaborations - Background working in NAEYC accredited centers/schools. Lead professional development training in subject areas for teaching staff.


Confidential, Columbus, OH

Education Program Specialist


  • Approved all food program applications; including budgets, management plans, verifying if childcare sponsors were on teh National Disqualified List for childcare sponsors only, pre-approval of food program items for purchase (CACFP, NSLP, SFSP)
  • Provided consistent technical assistance and customer service to all meal program sponsors to include CACFP, NSLP, and SFSP.
  • Performed food program service audits; reviewing income eligibility applications for validity, menu reviews for meeting meal pattern/components set forth by USDA regulations/guidelines, meal signage displayed, annually when data software (CRRS.net) every 3 years.
  • Provided training to sponsors in NE Ohio assigned region and state-wide. Summer regionals, Pre-Admin Review Workshops, Basic Training.
  • Collaborated food reviews/audits with fellow specialists in both CACFP and NSLP programs.
  • On-going audit of OCN website; updating documents in SharePoint as needed.

Confidential, Fairfax, VA

Child Care Specialist me


  • Mentor, train, monitor, and recruit high quality providers to EHS/FCC program; teh implementation of TS Gold online with providers.
  • Bi-weekly visits with current providers. Observe teh children in care with them and document each visit and leave copy for parents with teh providers.
  • Assist in screening, selecting and signing of agreement with interested and qualified providers within Fairfax County.
  • Assist with special programs that foster OFC programs.
  • Data entry of miscellaneous topics in Child Plus; medical/dental guidance screenings, home visits, family goals settings & outcomes, identifying family strengths, PIR, transitions within and outside of FCC programs
  • Maintain a full caseload of children/families.
  • Complete phone-call interest intake forms to determine eligibility for program, meet with teh families and collect necessary documents as required, and finally, enroll families into teh EHS/FCC program, (including Pregnant Women).
  • Attend workshops, trainings, conferences when time allows.

Confidential, Alexandria, VA

Assistant Principal


  • Experience with NAEYC reaccreditation process and licensing renewal process.
  • Supervised & scheduled academy staff.
  • Collected, reviewed, and submitted timesheets to Admin & Business Officer.
  • Submitted Personnel Action forms to Principal.
  • Drafted Employee Performance Reviews and submitted to Principal.
  • Collected, reviewed food counts and temperatures, and supervised preparation of meals for students
  • Coordinates supplies requisitions and maintains supplies and equipment inventory.
  • Ensured full and proper implementation of academy curricula (Creative Curriculum) prescribed by teh trustees.
  • Achieved and maintained educational quality standards and goals.
  • Maintained appropriate and required licenses and accreditations.
  • Submitted student attendance sheets to Admin and Business Officer.
  • Maintained student files and processed Participant Information Forms.
  • Transitioned students to classrooms according to their developmental stage.
  • Coordinated logistical arrangements (student travel).
  • Served as Summer Camp Director and in charge in absence of Principal.
  • Presented staff and community workshops on numerous early childhood topics; CDA Content Standards to local High School students interested in ECE.
  • Local presenter on Kindergarten Readiness workshop.
  • Attended CACFP 5 hour training and served as point of contact for any/all food program topics.
  • Assisted lead teacher of 20 kindergartners with morning meetings, created small one-to-one activities for intervention support. Took teh lead when head teach unavailable, managed classroom.
  • Early Intervention Readiness Initiative (EIRI) trained.
  • Emailed parents of supply needs, room events, reminders, behavior concerns, etc.

Confidential, Alexandria, VA

Head Start/Virginia Preschool


  • Facilitated a class consisting of 17 students for 3 to 5 year old preschoolers, some with special needs.
  • Utilized multiple assessments in compliance with federal, state, and local requirements to inform instruction.
  • Created and implement weekly lesson plans.
  • Planned & facilitated monthly parent meetings.
  • Conducted home visits and parent-teacher conferences twice a year with parents.
  • Provided guidance and direction to fellow teachers and assistants.
  • Utilized COPA tracking software - inputted meals, attendance, parent communication, home visits & conferences entered in program, healthy daily checklist, observations ongoing, Pals Pre-K assessment marked improvement from fall to spring assessments, ASQ & ASQ-SE, Brigance Creative Curriculum Individual Profile.
  • NAEYC accredited program.

Confidential, Akron, OH

Head Start Teacher


  • Created/implemented lesson plans; administered tests; and provided parents with feedback targeting areas of improvement and align their strengths with objectives and intended outcomes.
  • Recorded on-going assessments: Brigance, Galileo, IEP, Denver II, E-Deca, & Acusreen
  • Conducted home visits and parent-teacher conferences twice a year with parents.
  • Provided direct supervision of classroom staff; including assistant teacher, parent & student volunteers, and foster grandparent.
  • NAEYC accredited program - participated in accreditation.
  • Prepared and implemented weekly lesson plans concurrent with local school curriculum.
  • Constant involvement with parents and community leaders.
  • General guidance and supervision of SACC staff & children.
  • Worked with Kindergarten to 3rd grade summer camp.

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