This team is dedicated to supporting early childhood educators in their work. Our professional development coordinators create content and deliver training to help you in your efforts to educate and care for young children. We also are committed to making sure the strategies are working. Our team of assessors evaluate the effectiveness of your strategies and help you adjust them to deliver results.

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Christine Skrobot

Associate Director of Early Childhood: Learning Environments

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Education:

Master’s Degree

Experience:

Six years of experience teaching preschool prior to joining DIEEC.

DIEEC History:

Joined DIEEC more than ten years ago. Experience working for Delaware Stars, PD, and Research teams.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATORS

Early childhood educators can build on their skills with a variety of professional learning experiences facilitated by a professional development coordinator (PDC). Many of the professional development sessions will be followed up with implementation support.

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Joy Rowe

Professional Development Coordinator

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Education:

Master’s Degree

Experience:

Began career as public school teacher; later served as a preschool administrator, Head Start education coordinator, and ECAP education supervisor.

DIEEC History:

Joined DIEEC in 2010 and prior to the learning environments team, served as Delaware Stars technical assistant and instruction specialist.

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Linda Farmer

Professional Development Coordinator

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Education:

Master’s Degree

Experience:

More than 20 years experience teaching children preschool through school age.

DIEEC History:

Joined DIEEC in 2013 as an ERS assessor and transitioned to technical assistance in 2015. Joined the learning environments team as a PDC in November 2021.

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Jessica DeWese

Professional Development Coordinator

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Education:

Master’s Degree

Experience:

More than 25 years of experience in the field of education – positions include assistant center director, lead pre-k teacher, home visiting teacher, literacy coach, and 1st, 3rd grade teacher.

DIEEC History:

Joined DIEEC in 2020 as a PDC.

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Christine Jimenez

Professional Development Coordinator

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Education:

Master’s Degree

Experience:

More than 15 years as a public school teacher with a specialization in bilingualism and second language learning (Spanish).

DIEEC History:

Joined DIEEC in 2022 as a PDC on the learning environments team.

VERIFICATION & ASSESSMENT

The assessment group is trained in various assessment tools and are skilled in providing data as feedback so educators can make informed decisions about professional development needs.

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Alvita D. Kelly

Program Manager: Verification & Assessment

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Education:

Master’s Degree

Experience:

More than 25 years in education (including 15 years of leadership experience). Former district administrator for early intervention and home visitor programming, technical assistance supervisor, adjunct faculty, special education council member.

DIEEC History:

Joined DIEEC in 2013.

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Tanis Oakley

Assessor

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Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Experience:

Varied experience in the field of education includes teacher, program coordinator, and director.

DIEEC History:

Joined DIEEC in 2012.

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Patty DiCampli

Assessor

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Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Experience:

More than 25 years experience in the early childhood education field. Roles include art educator, family child care provider, and lead teacher.

DIEEC History:

Joined DIEEC in 2013 as an assessor.

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Ari Rivera

Assessor

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Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Experience:

More than 17 years as teacher working with children from toddlers to school age.

DIEEC History:

Joined DIEEC in 2013 as an assessor.

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Alyssa Prettyman

Assessor

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Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Experience:

Several years experience working as administrative assistant, substitute teacher, assistant teacher, and lead teacher in the field of early childhood education.

DIEEC History:

Joined DIEEC in 2017.