Speaker

Paquita Jarman-Smith
Consultant, SERC

Paquita Jarman-Smith has been a consultant at SERC since 2006, specializing in Early Childhood leadership, administration, and supervision.  Her background includes curriculum design and implementation, as well as equitable program improvement and quality practices, for ECE programs serving children birth to age 8.

Paquita provides training and technical assistance on peer mentor development, family engagement, leadership team development, Multi-tiered Systems of Support, standards-based instruction, diversity, youth leaderships, early literacy, and challenging behaviors. She enjoys supporting adult learners in the design of engaging learning experiences for infants and toddlers, and has a particular interest in positive identity development in young children and anti-biased and anti-racist leadership practices.

In her spare time, Paquita serves as President of the CT Subdivision for Early Childhood, of the Council for Exceptional Children; Adjunct Professor, CCSU, Special Education Interventions; and enjoys gardening.