Jodi Nicole Whiteman 7224 New Forest Lane jodi steppingstones edu com Wake Forest NC 27587

					                                         Jodi Nicole Whiteman
7224 New Forest Lane                                                 
Wake Forest, NC 27587                                                


M.Ed., George Mason University, 2001.
   Early Childhood Education: Age 0-8
   Early Childhood Special Education: Age 0-8
   English as Second Language Endorsement: Age 0-18

B.S., Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona, 1998.

Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) - July 2003.
Certified PITC (Program for Infant and Toddler Caregivers) Trainer- Modules I, II, III, IV- 2002.

Proficient in Spanish

                                                Work Experience

Stepping Stones Educational Consulting, LLC                                                    Wake Forest, NC
Early Childhood Education Specialist (July 2003-Present)
    Owner/director of a private educational consulting business that provides services to early childcare programs
    and providers, infants, toddlers, preschool age children and their families.
   Early Childhood Developmental Specialist
         Provide specific developmental intervention services (CBRS) using the “team approach” for individual
            children and children in group settings
         Assist families by referring them to the appropriate individuals/therapists based on the child’s needs
         Assist families in appropriate school placement for their child
    Early Childhood Education Trainer/Consultant
         Offer trainings to national organizations, early childhood programs and parent groups. Some examples
                 o Learning and Growing Together with Families: Building Effective Partnerships with Families
                 o Working with Children that have Special Needs in Inclusive Settings
                 o Positive Discipline and Guidance for Young Children
         Practitioner to the National Head Start Association
         National Training Consultant for ZERO TO THREE
         National Head Start Monitoring Reviewer
         Adjunct Faculty and University Supervisor with George Mason University, Graduate School of
            Education (August 2003-May 2005)
         Consultant for Healthy Families Alexandria (July 2003-July 2005)
         Contractor/vendor for Fairfax County Early Intervention Program (October 2003-July 2005)
         Resource Coach to family childcare providers and center-base childcare providers with the Literacy,
            Learning and Life Project through a contract with ZERO TO THREE (January 2004-July 2005)

     Certified Educator of Infant Massage
         Hold both individual and group infant massage classes to families/caregivers
         Conduct professional workshops on the benefits of infant massage
Jodi N. Whiteman                                                                                                      Page 2

Durham Children’s Developmental Services Agency                                                     Durham, NC
Early Intervention Service Coordinator (October 2005-August 2006)
   Provide intensive service coordination for children and families birth to age three that are eligible for the North
   Carolina Infant Toddler Program
     Visit families in the home and community
     Complete intake process with families and support them through the development of the Individual Family
         Service Plan (IFSP)
     Authorize and Monitor services that are documented in the child’s IFSP
     Assist families with transition from “Part C”, Early Intervention to “Part B”, Preschool age services

Rosemount Center                                                                                 Washington, DC
Infant Toddler Education Director (August 2001 – July 2003)
    Direct educational center-based program for 48 infants, toddlers and their families from a variety of culturally,
    linguistically and ability diverse backgrounds.
        Coordinate disability services for center-based infant/toddler program
        Hire, supervise, train and evaluate teachers, assistants, substitutes and volunteers
        Coordinate and assist with developmental screenings
        Assess, evaluate, and document the development and progress of children with special needs using both
         standardized and non-standardized assessment materials
        Act as a service coordinator and transition coordinator for families receiving early intervention services
        Serve as the liaison with the DC Early Intervention Program, including the development of monthly reports

Building Blocks Therapy                                                                            Falls Church, VA
Special Educator/Early Intervention Specialist (2000 – 2001)
    Implemented Stanley Greenspans “floortime” model-use play therapy as a vehicle to increase overall development for
    children with special needs
        Trained parents and professionals on benefits of play in the lives of children
        Completed Developmental Assessments for Arlington/Alexandria Early Intervention Programs
        Assisted Developmental Specialist in assessments in the NICU at Arlington Hospital
        Co-treated individuals with speech and language motor delays

Capital Gymnastics                                                                                          Burke, VA
Gymnastics Instructor (1998 – 2004)
   Gymnastics instructor for children with special needs ages 2-11

Chesapeake Center, Inc.                                                                     Springfield, VA
Bilingual Speech Therapist Assistant (1998-1999)
     Spanish/English Speech Therapist Assistant for children enrolled in Early Head Start and Head Start
Jodi N. Whiteman                                                                                           Page 3

                                    Professional Memberships/Committees
   National Association for the Education of Young Children
   Infant Massage USA
   2006 Board Member of North Carolina’s Assistive Technology Resource Center
   Early Intervention/Early Childhood Training Institute Advisory Committee-Zero to Three (Workshop Chair)-
   National Family Literacy Forum: Putting Research into Practice
   New Directors and Educational Manager Conference-Focus group

   Presented at the 2007 Child Life Council 25th Annual Conference on Professional Issues as a training consultant
    for Zero to Three: “Building Collaborative Relationships with Parents: Partnerships that Work” (pre-conference
    half-day intensive)- June 2007
   Conducted interactive seminar as a training consultant for Zero to Three on “Learning and Growing Together
    with Families” for Oklahoma’s State Wide Training and Regional Support (STARS) Early Intervention
    Program- September 2006
   Presented at the 2006 National Birth to Three Institute: “Baby Massage and Beyond: A Curriculum in the
    Works”- May 2006
   Presented at the 2005 National Birth to Three Institute: “How Nurturing Touch Promotes Attachment and Early
    Learning” and “Be a Reflective Leader: Linking Mentoring to Supervision”- June 2005
   Presented at the 2004 Zero to Three National Training Institute: “The Developmental Benefits of Nurturing
    Touch”- December 2004
   Presented at the 2004 National Head Start Transition Conference: “Transitioning for Success: Supporting
    Successful Transitions for Children with Disabilities”- October 2004
   Presented at the 2004 National Birth to Three Institute: “The Developmental Benefits of Infant Massage”-
    February 2004
   Presented at the 2003 National Head Start Transition Conference: “Paving the Pathway to Kindergarten for
    Young Children with Special Needs”- October 2003
   Trained Early Childhood Caregivers on “Child Abuse/Neglect” and “Building Family Centered Relationships”-
    August 2003
   Trained preschool teachers on “Fostering Empathy in Children”- June 2003
   Presented at the 2003 District of Columbia City Wide Training: “Building Strong Children: Social/Emotional
    Development of Infants, Toddlers and Young Children”- May 2003
   Presented at the 2003 National Head Start Health Institute: “Integrating Health and Nutrition into the
    Curriculum”- April 2003
   Trained Early Childhood Caregivers on “Assessment & Curriculum, Putting it all together”- March 2003
   Presented at the Early Intervention/Early Childhood Training Institute: “Cultural Connection between home and
    the classroom”- October 2002
   Trained Early Childhood Caregivers/Inner City-Inner Child Caregivers on “Positive Discipline”- October 2002
   Trained on “Cultural Reciprocity” for D.C Early Intervention & Zero to Three- July 2002
   Panel presentation on benefits of bilingual education in early childhood classrooms- NAEYC Conference-
    November 2001

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