Dr. Calvin Moore shared that when he first arrived at the Council and took on the CEO role, he was focused on assessing the early childhood education (ECE) landscape, the reach of the organization and...
Published by CounciLINK on January 24, 2019
At every Verification Visit, a PD Specialist puts their early childhood education skills and passion to work as a guide for a soon-to-be CDA Candidate. PD Specialists are an invaluable resource in our industry and they continue to do a fine job in our communities.
So each quarter, the Council presents the PD Specialist 100 Platinum Award.
Platinum signifies this achievement because it’s a precious metal that is revered for its endurance and beauty. It also is a color that represents “determination, grit and seeing our manifestations through to completion.” Platinum is recognized worldwide for celebrating crossing a 100th threshold.
It is a pleasure to recognize our newest recipients of the PD Specialist 100 award:
- Annmarie Malchenson – PA
- Bobbie Lee – GA
- Rita Rzezuski – MA
- Francine Bonin – LA
- Raizy Sprung – NY
- Vivian Echevarria – PR
- Jennifer Baker – PA
- Maria G. Garcia – CO
- Gail Roberts – TX
- Alice Lemire – NJ
- Vangie Moffett – LA
- Kym Shaw Day – TX
- Claudia Solis – FL
- Suzanne Schneider – NE
- Stephanie Dockweiler – NY
- Arlendra Zenon – LA
- Mirna Ruiz – NJ
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