New Leaders in Continuing Education and Training Elected
Maria C. Taylor, CEO and President of Childcare Education Institute, Elected to IACET Board of Directors
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) recently elected new members to the 2012-13 Board of Directors, who represent organizations that make a commitment to excellence in lifelong learning. Each board member is an expert in continuing education and training, a function deemed increasingly critical during challenging economic times and technology's impact on our workplace.
Maria C. Taylor, who serves as CEO and President for Childcare Education Institute (CCEI), was elected to the Board of Directors for IACET. Taylor stated, "Since CCEI's inception, our goal has been to raise the quality level of training for early care providers. I hope my experiences and input will benefit the organization." Taylor added, "I look forward to working with the Board in 2013."
"I believe Maria is a strong leader and advocate for high quality training programs, and I look forward to working in partnership with this new board to advance the awareness of the importance of continuing education and training," stated Sara Meier, M.Ed., executive director of IACET.
New Board Executive Committee Members:
Michael Todd Shinholster (President)
Culture Bridge (Woodstock, GA)
Kristopher Newbauer (President-elect)
Rotary International (Evanston, IL)
Lori Schnaider (Treasurer)
RBF Consulting (Alton Parkway, CA)
Fran Johnson (Immediate Past - President)
Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division (Memphis, TN)
The 2012-13 Board Members:
Tec-Masters, Inc. (Huntsville, AL)
EthixFirma, LLC (Smyrna, GA)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Atlanta, GA)
Mary Ellen Hable
Consultant, Adult Education (Miramar Beach, FL)
Tara Lynn Orlowski
North Florida Community College (Madison, FL)
North Shore-LIJ Health System (Lake Success, NY)
NASA Safety Center (Brook Park, OH)
Childcare Education Institute (Duluth, GA)
University of Illinois (Champaign, IL)
About IACET: The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET certifies education providers that meet strict continuing education guidelines originally created in 1968 and recently updated by the IACET Council for Standards Development (ICSD). IACET certification is the standard learners seek for quality when they choose a provider. IACET's Criteria and Guidelines (now, "ANSI/IACET Standards") are the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. For more information, please visit www.iacet.org or call 703.506.3295. For IACET Media Relations, please contact Sara Meier at 703.506.3275.
About CCEI: ChildCare Education Institute provides quality online professional development programs and is dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start requirements online. Coursework is used to meet continuing education needs of professionals in a range of child care settings, including family child care, preschool, prekindergarten, nanny care, and more. CCEI also offers online certificate programs, such as the Child Development Associate (CDA), Early Childhood Credential, Director Credentials, and several others. CCEI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training to award IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.
For more information on CCEI, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907.