Deitra Nealy-Shane, Director

Whether in a direct service position or when providing consultation, Deitra is passionate about improving the quality of education for children & families!  While the majority of her work experience has been in urban settings, she has also traveled extensively to tribal and rural programs for professional learning & technical assistance work. Deitra has a wealth of experience working with diverse populations and has served as an international play facilitation instructor in the Middle East.

Deitra is a 2016 candidate for the Georgetown University Certificate in Early Intervention. She also holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction as well as a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management.  Her educational background is instrumental in supporting the early childhood organizations and school districts she supports in assessing, improving and monitoring administrative processes. Deitra’s most rewarding professional experiences have involved supporting administrators in refining their role as instructional visionary and lead learner. Deitra has found that a shared vision of quality and rubric for assessing progress are essential to teacher self-efficacy & instructional effectiveness. When classroom staff clearly understand what is expected of them and receive individualized feedback and support, they are able to meet and exceed both local & national standards which resulted in transformational experiences for children and families.