The fourth guest expert participating in this book study is… (drum-roll please)
Jill Bella, Ed.D., is Director of Quality Supports for the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership and Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at National Louis University (NLU). In these roles she coordinates and conducts research, training, and consultation for local and state initiatives on the Early Childhood Work Environment Survey (ECWES) and the Program Administration Scale (PAS). Dr. Bella is a national reliability anchor for the PAS and BAS. She holds a doctorate degree in Adult and Continuing Education from NLU. Dr. Bella also has both a master’s degree in special education/early intervention and a bachelor’s degree in child development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Prior to joining the Center, she worked at several child care centers and Akron Children’s Hospital as an early intervention specialist and training associate. Dr. Bella’s research interests include organizational climate, advocacy for the early childhood workforce, systems thinking, and early childhood leadership. She is co-author of A Great Place to Work, Inspiring Peak Performance, and Zoom: The Impact of Early Childhood Leadership Training on Role Perceptions, Job Performance, and Career Decisions.
Jill will be leading our dialogue on Feb. 16th, 2016, regarding chapter 2 of Stacie Goffin’s book Professionalizing Early Childhood Education As a Field of Practice: A Guide to the Next Era.
*Just joining? You can find all the book study details HERE. Grab your copy of the book (did you enter the book giveaway yet?) and join in for this epic online event beginning on Feb. 1st, 2016! Invite your friends and colleagues to join you!