I began my career as a parapro in the Early Childhood Special Education class. I became a teacher and started teaching Kindergarten and EC Special Ed. in FY94. From that time on, I have been a Preschool For All teacher, an Inclusion teacher, and the Early Childhood Program Director for my home school district. I left the district and took a job as a Principal Consultant in the EC Division at the IL State Board of Education in Jan. of 2015, and become the Division Supervisor in Dec. of 2016. I officially retired from teaching, district, and State work in Aug. of 2019 and have just started my new journey with The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning working as a Program Manager for the Preschool for All Coaching Project. I am very much looking forward to continuing to use my knowledge and experience to promote best practices in the field of Early Childhood Education.