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Professor Heidi Weiman, the Webmaster of this site, served as Program Coordinator of ECE Degree Completion Programs and Assistant Professor of Early Childhood (ECE), for four years, at Kendall College, preparing students to work as early childhood and special education teachers, as well as school administrators. She created and designed new programs for the college, in leadership and advocacy, as well as special education, and secured state approval, including the first bachelor's level Illinois Director Credential entitled program granted in the state. She has been working in the field of education for over thirty years. She began her career through service learning, as a Chicago Public School student volunteer in Head Start, tutoring and summer camp programs. After earning her A.A. at Kendall, Professor Weiman lived in Israel, for a year, where she worked with young children on communal farms during wartime. She has taught in public and private general and special education settings, including the Illinois Deaf-Blind School and an infant/toddler Early Intervention program. For 12 years, Professor Weiman worked as an all-day Kindergarten Teacher, Program Coordinator, and School-Age Child Care Manager, in a diverse Chicago community. She was the Director of ECE centers, taught in and managed a State PreK, worked in Child Life at Children's Memorial Hospital, and manned the Child Abuse Prevention Services Parental Stress hotline. She has done consulting and training for well over a decade, ranging from serving on the Advisory Board of the North Satellite District Child Care Resource and Referral, to presenting professional development seminars, to teaching the home-schooled. Professor Weiman earned her B.A., in Early Childhood Education: Instructional & Administrative Leadership, and her M.A., in Early Childhood Special Education, at Northeastern Illinois University. She taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Northeastern, the City Colleges of Chicago, and Loyola University Chicago. She is ABD (all but dissertation) on her Ph.D., in Educational Psychology, at Loyola. She currently works full time as a Mentor, coaching Head Start teachers, in all areas of curriculum implementation and classroom management, in the Early Reading First program, at Chicago Public Schools.


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