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Kyle Smith has over thirty one years experience in early childhood education, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She opened Southwest Child Care Early Learning Centers in 1985. Her centers received the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Maxie Anderson Small Business of the Year Award in 2003. Quality New Mexico recognized her centers with the Pinion Recognition, based on the National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award for Performance Excellence, in 2003 and 2004. She was also honored with the Sandia National Laboratory Innovation Award. Ms. Smith is the founding President of the New Mexico Child Care and Education Association. She holds a National Administrator Credential and is a Mind in the Making National Trainer/Facilitator. She was appointed to the Child Development Board by the Governor of New Mexico in 2002.
Andrea Seidman earned her undergraduate degree in Education and History, with certifications from Early Childhood through High School. She earned a Master’s degree in Education with a focus on curriculum development as well as a Master’s degree specializing in brain research. She is presently completing a Doctorate of Education in Instructional Leadership with a minor in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Seidman has been in the education field for 30 years, as a teacher of all age levels as well as director and principal. She is President of A Child's World Early Age Learning Centers with three locations in PA and is co-founder of the Talia Seidman Foundation for inclusive education. She teaches workshops both around the US and Asia on teaching the Way the Brain Learns Best and how to create optimal learning environments. She is a Master National Administrator Credential instructor for Early Age Childhood Directors and is past Chair of the professional development committee of the National Child Care Association.
Missy Webb has over thirty five years experience in early childhood education. She owns and operates three child care centers in the Washington D.C. area and has a diverse background in business administration. Ms. Webb is currently earning a degree from the University of Phoenix. She has served the NECPA since its inception and was instrumental in its establishment. She acts a preserver of our past by providing NECPA with valuable, historical insight and knowledge.
Roseann Drew has over 35 years of experience in the education field including teaching in elementary, early childhood and higher education. She is the founder and President of a private preschool child care group. She earned her BS in Education from Eastern Illinois University and her Masters in Education at Clemson University. Ms. Drew is a past member of the Carolina Youth Development, Board of Directors and currently serves on the Charleston Southern University Board of Visitors.
Kathy has over thirty six years experience in early childhood care and education. She is the founder and co-owner of multi-site child development centers serving hundreds of families each day. She is currently the Chief Operations Officer and oversees total program administration throughout the company. She has co-developed and implemented P.A.C.E. training (Professional Accountability in Childhood Education) for all company staff. She is a Master Trainer for this required on-going training program. She has been an active board member of her state's largest private child care association for the past twelve years and has represented the association at state committees including the committee for her state's quality rating system for private child care centers. She has enjoyed being a member of the NECPA family serving in different capacities over the years. She understands and is committed to the NECPA standard of quality and education in the child care setting.
Cindy Lehnhoff has worked in the field of Early Childhood Development and Education for 29 years. She has held the positions of Teacher, Director, District Manager, Divisional Director, and Division Vice President for Learning Care Group. As a District Manager in Oklahoma, she led 18 La Petite Academies to achieving their NECPA Accreditations for the first time. She served on the Child Care Advisory Committee, the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development and the College of Continuing Education. She is currently the Early Child Care and Education Committee Board member for the Oklahoma Child Care Association, and the alternate representative to the National Child Care Association. She is an active lobbyist for the Three Star centers in Oklahoma.
Mark L. Rosenberg, Esq., previously owned 7 child care centers in Washington D.C. and the Baltimore, MD areas. Mr. Rosenberg is a past Treasurer for the National Child Care Association. He is currently General Counsel of the National Child Care Association. He has a private law practice in Bethesda, Maryland, and serves businesses in the mid-Atlantic area, including child care companies. He is an attorney in private practice in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and received his B.A. in Economics "With High Distinction" from The University of Michigan. He earned his law degree from the Harvard Law School and holds a Master of Laws in Taxation degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. He was an antitrust prosecutor with the Federal Trade Commission and served previously as Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Legislation at the FTC, and as a Subcommittee Counsel for the United States House of Representatives. He is founder and a member of Trustee of the Foundation for Child Care Research and Education. Mr. Rosenberg is also past President of the Maryland State Child Care Association, a member of the Bars of the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the United States Tax Court.