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

					                                         Jodi Nicole Whiteman
7224 New Forest Lane                                                           jodi@steppingstones-edu.com
Wake Forest, NC 27587                                                          www.steppingstones-edu.com
919-426-5271


                                             Education/Certifications

M.Ed., George Mason University, 2001.
   Certifications/Endorsements
   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
            include:
                 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
     program.
Jodi N. Whiteman                                                                                           Page 3




                                    Professional Memberships/Committees
   National Association for the Education of Young Children
   ZERO TO THREE
   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)-
    2002-2003
   National Family Literacy Forum: Putting Research into Practice
   New Directors and Educational Manager Conference-Focus group


                                               Presentations
   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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