Pamela Geisler is the Fiscal and Policy Director for San Francisco Unified School District’s Early Education Department. She previously worked in the SFUSD Superintendent’s Office to procure funding to support the District’s efforts to increase educational equity and outcomes. In addition to her time at SFUSD, Ms. Geisler has been a consultant to educational entities and nonprofits across the state to support the implementation and evaluations of programs aiming to increase educational opportunity, support family and community infrastructure, and empower diverse youth. She also initiated a therapeutic childcare program in emergency and transitional housing shelters. Ms. Geisler firmly believes in the power of education and the importance of providing robust educational opportunities to all young children.
Monica is the Chief Executive Officer of Wu Yee Children’s Services multi-site early care and education and resource and referral agency. Monica joined Wu Yee from Cameron House, where she served as Executive Director from 2009-2012. Her education includes an M.A. in Education, Guidance, and Counseling from Whitworth University, a B.A. in Sociology from Gonzaga University, and a Certificate in Human Services Agency Management from the University of Washington. Through Monica’s education and experience, she has an extensive background in advocacy to address early childhood education and development, chronic poverty, domestic violence, health care, and economic equality. As a highly experienced executive leader of nonprofits in Washington and the diverse social services community of San Francisco, Monica brings passion, commitment, and more than 20 years of experience serving youth, families, and ethnic communities. She is a member of the API (Asian Pacific Islander) Council of San Francisco and the San Francisco Child Care Planning and Advisory Council (CPAC), Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the California Childcare Directors Association (CCDA), and serves on the Steering Committee for the California Coalition for Early Learning (CCEL).
Mina Kim, Professor of Elementary Education at San Francisco State University, has established expertise in the field of Early Childhood Education. She is a coordinator of the undergraduate ECE courses for prospective teachers and co-coordinating the Early Childhood Education (ECE) master program at SF State. She holds a B.A. in Child Development & Education, an M.S. in Early Childhood Education, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. She has participated in multiple presentations and has many publications focused on issues of early childhood curriculum development, paying specific attention to teacher action research, issues of math and science instruction, multicultural perspectives, and integrated play-based curriculum in cross-cultural contexts. She has served as a co-chair of the ECE Interest Group at Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) for the past three years. She has served on two early childhood teacher education journal editorial boards, in which she reviews articles related to educational action research, integrated math & science curriculum, and multicultural education.
June Lin-Arlow is an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant / Child and Family Therapist at the Homeless Children’s Network in San Francisco. Using a trauma-centered and relational developmental framework, she provides consultation to early care educators and staff at homeless shelters and preschools. In this role, she has led parenting support groups, staff support groups, case consultations, and social-emotional groups for children. She also provides psychotherapy for children and families living in San Francisco. In her work with children, families, and early care staff, she is committed to using a social justice lens and carefully attending to issues of power, privilege, and oppression as they show up in relationships. Before this role, June was Head of Community and Education at an education technology company developing computer science curriculum, programs, and learning tools for children as young as 5 years old. June holds an MA in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Community Mental Health from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Patricia Sullivan, EdD, is the Director of Baby Steps FCC, a multi-aged family child care with a focus on science, math, and daily nature and outdoor experiences. Dr. Sullivan also serves as the Director of the Family Child Care Association of San Francisco (FCCASF), which helps shape policy, programs, and training for FCC educators and ensures that the role of family child care in serving young children and working parents is fully considered in local and statewide policy planning. Furthermore, Dr. Sullivan works as an adjunct professor for the San Francisco State University Child Development Department, teaching courses such as Math & Science in ECE, Nature and Outdoor Education in ECE, Multicultural Education, Language and Literacy, Child Development, Play in ECE, Art in ECE, and Working with Parents and Families.
With over 30 years in the field of early childhood education, Sara is an early care educator, mentor, researcher, and advocate. Her work with young children ranges from infants to after-school, centers to home-based, though she is most at home with two-year-olds. She has extensive experience as an adult educator through facilitating, developing, and coordinating workshops, regional meetings, and statewide conferences for support-program administrators, center and FCC program operators, and early care educators—including past work contracting with F5CA for T&TA, facilitating educator leadership with the Work & Family Coalition of Alameda County’s health care campaign, and presenting for NAEYC, CAEYC, local conferences, and college courses. She holds an MA in Special Education with a focus in Early Education from SFSU, a PITC certificate, and deeply values the knowledge gained from her visit to the schools and community of Reggio Emilia. Her vision is a publically-funded, well-resourced, community-based, inclusive ECE system with a stable workforce, and which reflects and equitably serves the colors, cultures, and languages of California’s children. Director of ECESF since 2014, she brings her statewide experience with EC educator-support and systems work, as well as her direct child care and education experience to San Francisco.
Throughout her life, Gina Fromer has devoted her career, energy, and talent to serving the needs of families in San Francisco and communities across California. In April 2019, following more than four decades of leadership in youth and family services and education programs—including in some of San Francisco’s most underserved neighborhoods—Gina joined the Children’s Council of San Francisco as Chief Executive Officer. Gina manages a staff of 120 and oversees the Children’s Council’s partnership with the San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education and a host of other city and state agencies and organizations. Gina believes that quality child care and early education is a basic human right.
Jerry Yang, Executive Director of Kai Ming Head Start, is an early childhood educator with a wide range of experiences, from preschool classroom teacher, college faculty to ECE program administrator. He believes that a successful ECE programs relies on joint efforts from enthusiastic teachers, holistic curriculum, reflective management, and supportive families. He is dedicated to facilitating various conditions that allow educators to engage in their pursuits according to their wishes that lead to a better world.
帕梅拉·盖斯勒是旧金山联合学区早期教育系的财政和政策主任。 她以前曾在SFUSD警司办公室工作，以获得资金，支持该区提高教育公平和成果的努力。 除了在SFUSD工作外，Geisler女士还一直是全州教育实体和非营利组织的顾问，以支持旨在增加教育机会、支持家庭和社区基础设施以及增强多样化青年权能的计划的实施和评估。 她还在紧急和过渡性住房庇护所启动了一个治疗性儿童保育方案。 盖斯勒女士坚信教育的力量和为所有幼儿提供强有力的教育机会的重要性。
莫妮卡是吴野儿童服务多站点早期护理、教育及资源及转介机构的行政总裁。 莫妮卡从卡梅隆之家加入吴怡，2009年至2012年担任执行董事。 她的教育包括惠特沃斯大学教育、指导和咨询学士、冈萨加大学社会学学士和华盛顿大学人类服务机构管理证书。 通过莫妮卡的教育和经验，她在倡导解决幼儿教育与发展、长期贫困、家庭暴力、医疗保健和经济平等方面有着广泛的背景。 作为华盛顿非营利组织和旧金山多元化社会服务社区的经验丰富的执行领导者，Monica 带来了激情、承诺和 20 多年的服务青年、家庭和族裔社区的经验。 她是旧金山API（亚太岛民）理事会和旧金山儿童保育规划和咨询理事会（CPAC）的成员，加州儿童保育主任协会（CCDA）宣传委员会（CCDA）的共同主席，并担任加州早期学习联盟（CCEL）指导委员会的成员。
旧金山州立大学基础教育教授Mina Kim在幼儿教育领域建立了专门知识。 她是未来教师欧洲经委会本科课程的协调员，并共同协调SF州幼儿教育（ECE）硕士课程。 她拥有儿童发展与教育学士学士、幼儿教育硕士和课程和教学博士学位。 她参加了多次演讲，并出版了许多出版物，重点讨论幼儿课程发展问题，特别关注教师行动研究、数学和科学教学问题、多元文化观点以及跨文化背景下的综合游戏课程。 过去三年来，她一直担任美洲行动研究网络欧洲经委会利益小组的共同主席。 她曾在两个幼儿教师教育杂志编辑委员会任职，其中她回顾了与教育行动研究、综合数学和科学课程以及多元文化教育相关的文章。
六月林阿洛是早期儿童心理健康顾问/儿童和家庭治疗师在无家可归的儿童网络在旧金山。 她利用以创伤为中心和关系发展框架，为早期护理教育工作者和无家可归者收容所和学前班的工作人员提供咨询。 在担任这一职务时，她领导了育儿支助小组、工作人员支助小组、案件咨询和儿童社会情感团体。 她还为居住在旧金山的儿童和家庭提供心理治疗。 在与儿童、家庭和早期护理人员合作时，她致力于使用社会正义的视角，并在他们出现时仔细处理权力、特权和压迫等问题。 在此之前，June 是一家教育技术公司的社区和教育主管，为 5 岁的孩子开发计算机科学课程、课程和学习工具。 6月在加州综合研究所拥有社区心理健康咨询心理学硕士学位。
帕特里夏·沙利文，EdD，是婴儿步FCC的主任，一个多年龄的家庭儿童保育，专注于科学，数学，日常自然和户外体验。 Sullivan博士还担任旧金山家庭儿童保育协会（FCCASF）的主任，该协会帮助制定FCC教育者的政策、方案和培训，并确保家庭儿童保育在为幼儿和在职父母服务方面的作用在地方和全州政策规划中得到充分考虑。 此外，Sullivan博士还担任旧金山州立大学儿童发展系的兼职教授，教授欧洲经委会的数学与科学、欧洲经委会的自然和户外教育、多元文化教育、语言和识字、儿童发展、欧洲经委会游戏、欧洲经委会的艺术以及与父母和家庭合作等课程。
Sara 在幼儿教育领域拥有超过 30 年的发展，是一位早期护理教育家、导师、研究员和倡导者。 她与年幼的孩子的工作范围从婴儿到课后，中心到家庭，虽然她最在家与两岁的孩子。 作为一名成人教育家，她拥有丰富的经验，为支持计划管理员、中心和 FCC 项目操作员以及早期护理教育工作者提供研讨会、区域会议和全州会议，包括过去与 F5CA 签订 T&TA 工作合同，通过阿拉米达县医疗保健运动的工作与家庭联盟促进教育工作者领导，以及为 NAEYC、CAEYC 发表演讲，地方会议和大学课程。 她拥有特殊教育硕士学位，重点是来自SFSU的早期教育，一个PTC证书，并深深珍视她访问雷焦艾米利亚的学校和社区所获得的知识。 她的愿景是建立一个公共资助、资源充足、以社区为基础、包容各方的欧洲经委会体系，拥有稳定的劳动力队伍，它反映并公平地服务于加州儿童的肤色、文化和语言。 ECESF 自 2014 年以来一直担任主任，她将她在全州范围内在 EC 教育支持和系统工作方面的经验，以及她直接的儿童保育和教育经验带到旧金山。
在她的一生中，吉娜·弗诺默将她的职业生涯、精力和才能奉献给了旧金山和加州各社区的家庭需求。 2019年4月，在青年、家庭服务和教育项目方面领导了40多年，包括旧金山一些服务最不足的社区，吉娜以首席执行官的身份加入了旧金山儿童理事会。 Gina 管理着 120 名员工，并监督儿童理事会与旧金山早期护理和教育办公室以及许多其他城市和州机构和组织的伙伴关系。 吉娜认为，高质量的儿童保育和早期教育是一项基本人权。
启明头创业执行董事杨杰是一位幼儿教育家，从学龄前班教师、大学教师到欧洲经委会项目管理员，经验广泛。 他认为，欧洲经委会的成功项目有赖于热心教师、整体课程、反思性管理和支持家庭的共同努力。 他致力于促进各种条件，使教育工作者能够按照他们的愿望进行他们的追求，从而建立一个更美好的世界。