Early Childhood Experience

2016 - Present            Collier Childcare Resources                                         Naples, FL

                                        Director Program Administration

Lead opening of new early childhood site. Coach and mentor staff on Reggio Emelia Philosphy, Creative Curriculum, and Teaching Strategies Gold. Responsible for daily operation of site, hiring and management of staff, acquiring and maintaining licensing and all FL regulations. Organize and provide professional development and opportunities for CEUs to all teaching staff and CCCR.

                                Student Teacher  

Gail Mishler
Naples, FL

gaco2580@gmail.com

   (203)506-4990

 

Professional info

 

Polished public speaker and instructor with advanced technology knowledge; Able to relate and communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds. Former Early Childhood Leader with a proven track record for managing quality programs that meet NAEYC Standard. Advocate for Early Childhood Education, teachers, children and families; Active in supporting and encouraging teachers through continuing education, staff development, and leadership roles. Knowledgeable of current trends in early childhood education and capable of motivating staff to continually improve teaching skills.
 

Higher Education Experience
2017 - Present     Florida Gulf Coast University                 Fort Myers, FL
                            Coordinator, Tutoring Servies         

Oversee the tutoring program in the Center for Academic Achievement. Facilitate student success workshops, presentations, and academic coaching sessions. Collects, analyzes, and reports tutoring program data. Coordinate the operations of the Center for Academic Achievement tutoring program.

Recruit, interview, select, train, and supervise student workers, volunteers and OPS staff. Provides guidance and direction, organize work schedules, track time, and approves payroll.

Create and implement a marketing and outreach plan to promote tutoring programs offered within the Center for Academic Achievement. Collect and analyze data on activities and events to assess and report on program participation and effectiveness. Prepare monthly reports, presentations and proposals. Collaborate with academic success coordinators to provide and facilitate student success workshops and academic coaching sessions that support academic success and retention. Update and maintain Center for Academic Achievement policies and procedures related to the tutoring program.

Collaborate with administrators, faculty, staff and students to assist in the development, implementation and effectiveness of tutoring-related programs. Participate in budget planning, goal setting and long-range planning for the Center for Academic Achievement and Undergraduate Studies department.

Communicate program needs, changes, and services provided to the Center for Academic Achievement Director and Assistant Director.

  • Increased Fall tutoring by 210% in one year; October 2017 to October 18

  • Doubled number of peer/tutors in 1 semester;

  • retained 98% of tutors from Fall 2018 to upcoming Spring Semester .

2014-Present          Goodwin College                                                                        East Hartford, CT                                                                                   Adjunct Instructor
Teach Observation and Assessment in the Early Childhood Classroom blended course to AA and BA students. Utilize Black Board and Task Stream online planning and assessment tools. Focus on CT ELDS, Ethical Conduct and Cycle of Intentional Teaching.

 

2010-2013                  Albertus Magnus College                                                       New Haven, CT                                                                               Adjunct Instructor

Developed and taught CDA Cohort blended course for participants in requirements of CDA credential system; guided students through portfolio creation and monitored training hours. Instructed sessions on NAEYC Code of Ethics, Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Teaching Strategies, Health and Safety, Planning Environment for Developmentally Appropriate Pre-K Classroom; Professionalism, Observation Methods, Diversity, Block play in the Early Childhood Classroom

Professional Affiliations

 

  • CRLA Member
     

  • NCLCA Member
     

  • CTAEYC Board Member                   V.P. Public Policy                                       

  • CT Alliance for Early Childhood       Member;  AEC Caucus

 

  • School Readiness Provider               Council - Member
     

  • NAEYC - Member

Skills

 

  • Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, Publisher, AccuSQL, Gulfline, AppBanner
     

  • Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sites
     

  • Instructional Technology, ORMS, Blackboard, Task Stream

2010 - present

2010 - present

Early Childhood Experience

2016 - 2017           Collier Childcare Resources                                         Naples, FL

                                        Director Program Administration

Lead opening of new early childhood site. Coach and mentor staff on Reggio Emelia Philosphy, Creative Curriculum, and Teaching Strategies Gold. Responsible for daily operation of site, hiring and management of staff, acquiring and maintaining licensing and all FL regulations. Organize and provide professional development and opportunities for CEUs to all teaching staff and CCCR.

2007 – 2016    New Haven Public Schools                                                     New Haven, CT

                              Project Site Director, School Readiness

Oversee operation of multiple pre-k classrooms in a diverse, urban public school system. Lead eight NHPS sites through NAEYC accreditation and reaccreditation. Hire, manage and train all fulltime and part time union and non-union staff, responsible for all aspects of operation, curriculum, assessment, staff evaluations, program policies and procedures, budget, ordering and maintaining staff files, procedure and training materials. Train, coach and monitor staff in the Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework, CT ELDS and Cycle of Intentional Teaching; developed and monitor teachers lesson plans. Advocate for children’s and families’ needs in the program locally, in Hartford, CT and Washington, DC. Monitor and train NHPS ECE staff in use of online curriculum, assessment and training tools. Promote emergent, project based curriculum driven by children’s interests. Responsible for balancing budget for annual School Readiness Grant and reporting to School Readiness Coordinator. Oversee child assessments in pre-literacy skills, utilize formal and informal data to inform curriculum and train staff in intentional instruction, and planning professional development. Attend leadership and curriculum trainings; Annual CAEYC and NAEYC Conferences.
 

1993 – 2004                Archdiocese of Hartford                                                        Branford/Milford, CT
                                                                         Teacher

St. Mary School,  St. Gabriel School:1st Grade Teacher, 4th Grade Teacher, Self-contained Classroom; Music Teacher, K-8  Librarian, Pre-K– 8th Grades; 5th Grade Teacher, Self-contained Classroom

 

1993       The Children’s Preschool                                                                                   New Haven CT

                                Student Teacher  

Education

 

2013-Present       University of New Haven                                                                     New Haven, CT

                                                Master of Science Degree,

                                                Instructional Technology & Digital Media Literacy
                                                Expected Graduation 8/15/14         
                                                4.0 GPA

 

2011                       Charter Oak State College                                                                New Britain, CT

                                                Connecticut Director’s Credential
 

1998                       Southern Connecticut State University                                         New Haven, CT

                                                Master of Science Degree,
                                                Early Childhood Education 
4.0 GPA

1993                                       Graduate Level Teacher Certification 3.8 GPA

 

1984                       Albertus Magnus College                                                                      New Haven, CT

                                                Bachelor of Arts in Business & Economics

                                                Management Concentration Dean’s List

 

Business Experience 

 

2005 – 2007           The NIA Group, LLC                                                                     Milford, CT                        

                                               Administrative Assistant 

Perform administrative duties to support Group Benefits Department.  Assistant to Hub Executive and Human Resources Director. Organized and established new filing system in accordance to new insurance regulations. Created Power Point Presentation and held training session for group department on updated filing procedures. Utilize Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Sagitta, Aptus and Adobe in daily responsibilities.

                               

1990 – 1993         O’Connor Financial Services                                                         North Haven, CT

                                               Administrative Assistant

Acted as Personal Assistant to owner, as well as support to Group Department. Utilize Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe in daily responsibilities.

 

1986 –1989          Credit Guard Corporation                                                              Hamden, CT

                                                Administrative Assistant, Customer Service Representative

Administrative Assistant to 3 sales representatives; Promoted to customer service representative; Traveled to auto dealerships throughout New England to hold training sessions for sales staff on extended warranty products.

 

Interests

                                                                                                                                                                            

1994 – 2012         Music Director/Professional Singer                                                   Branford, CT

                                St. Mary Parish 17 Years
 

1986 – 1994         Star Broadcasting, WPLR                                                                  Hamden, CT

                                Radio Broadcaster, On-air Personality

1990 – 1992         WICC, News Reporter                                                                      Bridgeport, CT


2011 – Present      Reiki Practitioner, Level III                                                                                                                                      Alternative healing for the chronically ill

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