Moderators

Debi Mathias

Debi Mathias

Debi Mathias serves as the Director of the QRIS National Learning Network with the BUILD Initiative, a broad cross-section of partners at the state and national level focused on the development and implementation of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS).  Previously, Debi served for 7 years as Director of Early Learning Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) in Pennsylvania.  Her responsibilities included leadership and support of teams responsible for design, implementation and monitoring of a variety of programs and initiatives including Keystone STARS, Family Support programs, the state Pre-K program, Head Start, the state professional development system, standards aligned systems (learning standards, assessment, curriculum framework etc.), PELICAN data base, program evaluation and research.  Debi understands early learning at every level, having served for nearly 30 years as Program Director, SUM Child Development Inc., where she created and managed a multi-site NAEYC Accredited early care and education program serving 800+ children ranging in age from six weeks to 12 years. dmathias@buildinitiative.org

Lindsey T. Allard Agnamba
 
Lindsey T. Allard Agnamba
 
Lindsey T. Allard Agnamba is the Founder and Director of School Readiness Consulting. She holds a B.S. in Human Development and Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College, an M.Ed. in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Allard Agnamba has consulted with national, state and local organizations, publishers, non-profits and government agencies. Her portfolio includes work in education policy, design and delivery of professional development and instructional coaching programs, and evaluation of education initiatives. The success of School Readiness Consulting stems from Ms. Allard Agnamba's knowledge of the early care and education landscape and reform efforts, ability to generate solutions that expand clients' skills and knowledge, and her relationships with stakeholders within the local and national early care and education community. allard@schoolreadinessconsulting.com