Our programs are fortunate to have some teachers who are adept at mentoring and coaching other teachers. It is especially helpful to our Education Coordinator because she can only be in one location at a time and we might have three new teachers who are overwhelmed at the requirements of Head Start teaching. These three ladies have much experience that they are willing to share and are three of the reasons for our excellence!
Coach: Melissa Gilchrist is our Education Coordinator. See her information under the Services/Education tab.
Coach: Yolanda Campolo held a Master's Degree in Liberal Arts when she lived in Mexico. Today, she holds a Bachelor's from University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and has been employed with the agency for fourteen years. She started as a parent volunteer when her child was three, then got hired as a Teacher Assistant at our Marlboro Heights Center. She has also served as Teacher/Director and as Director of one of our largest centers before taking on this Coaching position. She loves children, is bi-lingual and her major hobby is reading. She likes challenges and considers herself a continual learner.
Mentor: Shirley Harrell has been with Central Texas 4C over 17 years and is particularly good at helping teachers involve parents in projects with their children. She has an Associate's Degree in Child Development and is currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree program in Child & Family Development. Shirley is also a Registered Trainer with the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System in the core competency area of supporting skill development. Skills she is qualified to train in are: Social and Emotional Development; Language and Communication; Emergent Literacy; Reading and Writing; Mathematics; Science; Social Studies; Creativity and Fine Arts; Technology; and Physical Development.Mentor: Stacey Harrison's expertise is in working with teachers of our youngest children. She was a teacher in our Early Head Start program for six years before becoming a Mentor Coach. She holds an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Stacey says, "It's all about the babies!"