Louisiana Board Member since 2018
JoAnn Clarey, M.Ed.; Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with Emphasis in Early Childhood Education; Certified to teach Home Economics, English, Occupational Child Care, Nursery and Kindergarten; Director of Infant Toddler Family Services Program; Project PACT Trainer and developer; Project Coordinator for CSPD with Early Steps; SICC committee member; Adjunct Faculty member of Delgado Community College developed and taught Administration for Early Child Care Centers; Greater New Orleans Association for the Education of Young Children board member, Treasurer and Conference Committee Program/Facilities Chair.
Agenda for Children, New Orleans, LA Coach, Technical Assistance provider, Trainer, of Bridge to Quality. Provided Coaching, Training and Technical assistance to centers involved in Bridge II and III. Provided training for ACT 3 Pilot Centers on implementing Teaching Strategies Gold. Coordinated the Pre-K Expansion Project which involved creating 6 Pre-K classrooms in Early Learning Centers in year one and expanding to 13 classrooms in year two. Lead on writing, developing teaching and coaching the Louisiana Believes and Prepare Ancillary Certificate CDA Enhanced program.
LSUHSC Human Development Center, New Orleans, LA: Director and Supervisor of Infant Toddler and Family Services Program - a developmental program for children with disabilities and 20 Early Interventionists who provided services for families in their homes, childcare centers and in the Tiger Tots classroom. Manage day to day operations of the infant toddler family services program. Manage day to day operations of early intervention services provided for children in the community through Early Steps.
Director of Tiger Tots Play Group: In order to support families and children with disabilities I designed and developed an inclusive classroom environment that was developmentally appropriate and engaged young children and their families in learning through play.
Coordinator of Project PACT: Co-developed and piloted a series of modules, Project PACT, to support childcare teachers in working with children with disabilities in inclusive settings. Coach, Technical Assistance provider, Trainer, Co-Creator of Bridge to Quality Program for Institute for Mental Hygiene.