Jacky Howell has over 40 years experience working with young children, families and programs providing quality early care and education in many different roles including early childhood teacher, administrator, trainer, coach and technical assistant. She has over 30 years experience as a course instructor and presenter on topics related to early childhood development and curriculum. Jacky has worked extensively as a technical assistant and mentor to early childhood teachers in the District of Columbia for the past eleven years. In addition, Jacky has been a speaker and a keynoter at local, national, and international conferences, including NAEYC’s Annual Conference and Professional Development Conference, PACT, MCPPNS, MAESA and AEYC's throughout the country as well as overseas. Jacky has published in several early childhood journals and wrote a column for NAEYC’s journal, Teaching Young Children. NAEYC recently published the book she co-authored, Rituals and Traditions: Fostering a Sense of Community in Preschool.
"You are raising a little human with thoughts, needs, ideas, and a personality all their own. They aren't perfect any more than you are and expecting perfection will only lead to conflict, not connection. --When they make mistakes, choose understanding, not anger. --When they make poor choices, choose guidance, not punishment. When they challenge your authority, choose peace, not warfare. Remember, you are growing a person, not a problem." LR Knost
I AM HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE ADDITION OF GRACIELA SEMIDEY TO AZSPIRE, LLC.!!!
Graciela and I have worked together many years both training and coaching in early childhood classrooms. Graciela presents sessions in both Spanish and English. More info coming soon!