I began working with the TECTA program in June 2014. As a new staff in the program, it has been exciting to start teaching Orientation classes for local providers and visiting local centers to meet staff and children. My past experiences as an Infant Lead teacher, Military Extension Agent, and Preschool Program Administrator have provided me with a multitude of experiences that will be an asset to me as I help mentor early childhood educators and students looking to pursue their CDA.
TECTA has an important role throughout the state of Tennessee, in providing that essential piece between child development knowledge and experience. I hope to be able to continue supporting quality early care in our area with this program.