Vice-President of Children and Families for CEOGC Head Start
City/County of Residence:
S. Euclid, Cuyahoga County
"My interest in serving on the Ohio AEYC Board of Directors stems from years of service in Early Childhood in Ohio but most especially in the greater Cleveland area. I get excited when Early Childhood professionals unite to create open dialogue which produce actions that promote advancements in our field. Early Childhood is poised to take a stronger stage of visibility nationally. I believe, it is now that we can significantly impact policies that will drive care and education of our children and their families. As a strong unit of dedicated members, we can be a compelling voice.
My passion is centered on offering all children an early educational experiences that will permit them to be successful throughout a lifetime. I want to be an advocate for celebrating quality sites and supporting the advancement of others. I am passionate about raising the awareness of the gravity of a quality start for children with parents and the greater community. Ohio can be a beacon that can drive what happens in Early Childhood in the United States.
The most significant issues facing Ohio AEYC and its members is managing the demands of ODJFS/ODE, Step Up to Quality, The Early Childhood Expansion grant and in Cuyahoga County, the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program. It would be prudent for all programs and governing institutions to align the criteria and requests in order to deliver seamless services to