Dianne Duncan Perrote

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    A Certified Family Life Educator with successful experience in providing
    training and technical assistance for staff who work with vulnerable
    children and families. Expertise in Social and Emotional Domain of the
    Early Learning Framework; work with both Early Childhood Staff and Families
    identify sources for Challenging Behaviors in young children and effective
    responses. Extensive work in
    developing and providing effective presentations to a variety of audiences
    ranging from small group to large, formal and informal settings, urban and
    rural. Reflect core strengths of client in seeking solutions. Areas of
    strength include:

    • Communication

    • Community Collaboration
    • Training

    • Facilitation
    • Sense of Humor
    • Parent Involvement

    Professional Experience

    August 2013 to July 2015: Center Director, Combined Federal Agencies Child
    Development Center
    Maintained NAEYC Accreditation for Combined Federal Agencies Child
    Development Center
    Worked with the Assistant Director and program staff to ensure the
    implementation of high-quality program services and effective
    management systems.
    Implemented and maintained an ongoing quality monitoring system to
    ensure that all applicable GSA program requirements and guidelines
    were met.
    Directed all program operations and the delivery of services of the
    Combined Federal Agencies Child Development Center.
    Supported staff and parent training in Addressing Challenging
    Behaviors in a way that built relationships between staff and parents.
    Focused on building communications between parents and staff which
    included Parent Orientation Meetings for each room.
    Work with the Board of Directors to establish, implement, and evaluate
    ongoing monitoring procedures and internal controls to ensure
    appropriate Board and management oversight.
    Ensured that facility was frequently inspected to ensure compliance
    with federal and local licensing requirements related to health and
    safety conditions and ensure that problems were identified and
    corrected in a timely manner.
    Prepared reports for the President and the board to provide up-to-date
    information on the program’s operations and effectiveness and
    recommend policy direction.
    Delegated authority and responsibility for the execution of the
    program’s functions, while maintaining oversight and supervision.
    Continually searched for new program ideas, ways to expand and improve
    programs and additional resources.
    Managed a staff of 32 persons.
    Implemented a mandatory training program for staff and introduced a
    mentoring program for reflective supervision.

    May 2013 to August 2013: Assistant Director, Combined Federal Agencies
    Child Development Center
    Provided support to the Center Director
    Under the guidance of the director, evaluated classroom curriculum and
    environment to ensure that it met the guidelines set by US Kids, NAEYC
    and the District of Columbia Child Development.

    Offered focused support to sustain positive morale of the faculty.
    Planned team building opportunities for faculty members during

    Assisted the director in planning daily staffing schedules.

    Substituted in classrooms as needed.

    Kept director informed of parental concerns or issues.

    Supported director in establishing and sustaining a sense of community
    through parent involvement and promoting parent retention.

    Modeled positive, respectful and professional relationships with
    children, parents, colleagues, Board of Directors and child care

    Demonstrated respect for individual differences; including learning
    styles, cultural differences, point of views and individual

    October 2011 to 2013: Program Specialist, Lux Consulting, Providing
    Training and Technical Assistance to Tribes with Office of Community
    Service Grants
    Developed and provided trainings through webinars for Tribes
    throughout the continental United
    States and Alaska
    Presented at the Administration for Native Americans Conference on
    Community Assessment
    Developed a first ever track for Tribes at the NASCSP Conference

    October 2009 to 2011: Family Community Partnership/Early Childhood
    Education Content Specialist; Head Start Region XI Training and Technical
    Assistance, ICF International, Fairfax, VA
    Provided trainings through webinars and cluster settings on Family and
    Community Partnerships.
    Worked with team to provide training in response to requests on
    challenging behaviors
    Identified agencies as potential partners for community collaborations
    to better serve the families.
    Assembled a library of effective tools and resources. For example:
    Family Partnership Agreements, Content Area Family Service Plans,
    Child Abuse Protocols and Parent Handouts.
    Participated on Risk Management Meetings to identify solutions to
    challenges the program might be facing. Advocated for families when
    families were seen as “the problem.”
    Fostered awareness of challenges that families are experiencing in
    current economic climate.
    Brainstormed with family service workers on how to build trust with
    Strengthen partnerships as a foundation for problem solving.
    CLASS Observation Trainer

    School Readiness Roll through onsite visits to AIAN Programs in
    Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Kansas

    2009: Director of Havasupai Head Start, Supai, AZ
    Awarded a continuation grant, COLA and QI Grant
    Awarded Quality First Grant by “First Things First” of State of
    Worked to support putting tribal IDEA plan in place to ensure children
    with disabilities received services
    Met with Policy Council, Health Services Advisory Committee and Tribal
    Attended Tribal Meetings to address community safety issues
    Managed staff of five people

    1997 to 2009: President, Charoite Family Life Education, Laramie, Wyoming
    Team member on Federal Reviews for Head Start and Early Head
    Start/CLASS trained
    Mental Health Consultant for Ayala and Associates serving Navajo
    Nation Head Start
    Trained staff in Challenging Behavior at Shoshone and Arapaho Head
    Developed and presented “Parenting Children of Trauma” to clients in
    treatment in Phoenix
    Identified “visible and invisible” health systems on Wind River
    Reservation for WY DOH
    Providing parenting classes for Northern Arapaho TANF utilizing
    Positive Behavior Support
    Developed and delivered child development workshops for child care
    providers, parents, school personnel both solo and as collaborative
    team member.
    Created linkages between Paxis Institute and the WYGovernor’s
    Methamphetamine Initiative.
    Managing Information in Rural America (MIRA) Trainer for the Kellogg
    Foundation through the Heartland Center for Leadership Development to
    conduct community development workshops.
    Active participant in Wyoming Think Tank 2000 sponsored by Wyoming
    Department of Justice.
    With Creative Directions developed “Drama for Life;” life-skills
    training for youth at risk

    1996 to 1997: Director, Wyoming P.A.R.E.N.T., Laramie, Wyoming
    With staff, published a quarterly newsletter with a distribution of
    Acted as Project Director for the Annie E. Casey WYOMING KIDS COUNT
    Worked with National Association of Child Advocates and Annie E. Casey
    Foundation to gather data and resources to support advocacy for
    Wyoming families and children.
    Administered over $200,000 annual budget.
    Wrote and received a Child Care Development Block Grant to
    deliver information to child care
    providers on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effected
    Supervised the following grants: Annie E. Casey Foundation, US WEST
    Foundation, Wyoming Children’s Trust Fund, Dependent Care Resource and
    Referral/School Aged Child Care, Child Care Development Block Grant-

    1991 to 1996: Director/ Family Living Educator, University of Wyoming/Wind
    River Cooperative Extension, Fort Washakie, Wyoming
    Built and administered team of extension educators to address needs of
    people residing on the Wind River Reservation.
    Wrote, submitted grants and received funding ES/USDA for operation of
    the Wind River Extension Office: Youth at Risk Initiative and
    Extension on Indian Reservations Program.
    Received National recognition for the “Youth and Family Coalition”
    from the United States Department of Justice as a promising program in
    Partners Against Violence.
    Developed and implemented the “Wind River Creativity Institute”
    Teamed with other agents to form and coordinate the Wind River
    Youth and Family Coalition, an organization of thirty-five social
    service agencies on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
    Collaborated with Shoshone and Arapaho Housing and Urban Development
    in initiating community leadership training.
    Citizen Ambassador with Head Start delegation to Russia and Poland.
    Administered budgets totaling $500,000.
    Taught Life Skills at Even Start, an adult literacy program.
    Co-taught Parenting with social workers of Indian Health Service and
    WY Indian Junior High.
    Presented Child Development training for preschool staff.
    Developed parent education classes at Circle of Respect, the safe
    house for women and children.
    Created and facilitated Single Parent Support Group, Elder Care
    Support Group, Grief Support Group, and Adult Survivors of Incest
    Support Group.
    Organized and co-facilitated a parent/teen training, Parents and
    Adolescents Can Talk (P.A.C.T.).

    1990 to 1991: Program Director, Shoshone and Arapaho Early Intervention
    Program, Fort Washakie, Wyoming
    Administrator for the new Region XIV of Wyoming Developmental
    Provided services to more than 65 children 0-5 years old on the Wind
    River Indian Reservation.
    Developed Parent education classes.
    Coordinated screenings in conjunction with other preschool programs

    1985 to 1990: Scheduling Coordinator/Host/Producer, Manhattan Cable
    Television, Manhattan, Kansas
    Produced and hosted “Family Forum,” a television show about building
    family strengths.
    Built a library of video tape resources for the Family Center at
    Kansas State University.
    Produced and hosted “Environmental Web,” a weekly show on environment.

    1989 to 1990: Graduate Assistant, Kansas State University, Manhattan,
    Taught an undergraduate class, “You and Your Sexuality”, to 80
    Developed and taught two intersession classes entitled “Sex and

    1977 to 1985: Founder and Consultant, People’s Educational and Cultural
    Exchange, Peabody, Kansas, and Zurich, Switzerland
    Created and developed “Soberfest,” an entertaining and educational
    extravaganza on the dangers of substance abuse.
    Composed workshops to facilitate cultural exchange.


    Masters Family Life Education and Consultation, May 1990, Kansas State
    University, Manhattan, Kansas. Phi Upsilon Omicron, Home
    Economics Honorary Society.

    Bachelor Communications, May 1975, University of Wyoming, Laramie,

    Publications Duncan Perrote, D. (in press-December 2011). Family Life
    Education with American Indian Families. In S. M. Ballard and A. C. Taylor
    (Eds.) Family Life Education with Diverse Populations. Newbury Park, CA;

    Professional Growth
    1988-2010 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference
    2010 CLASS Reliability Training
    2010 TACSEI Implementation Academy, Tampa, FL
    2009 Office of Head Start Trainings for T/TA System, Washington, D.C.

    2008 Challenging Behaviors, Clearwater, FL
    2008 Smart Marriages, Happy Families, San Francisco, CA
    2008 Navajo Nation Head Start Mental Health, Albuquerque, NM
    2008 Mental Health Training, Albuquerque, NM
    2004 Snowy Range Non-Profit Institute, UW Outreach, Laramie, WY
    2004 Summer Institute, WY Dept. of Education and Dept. of Health,
    Laramie, WY
    2003 Prevention Specialists Training, WYSAP, Laramie, WY
    2002 Early Head Start Institute, Washington, D.C.
    2000/1 Head Start PRISM Training
    2000 American Indian Head Start, Mesa, AZ
    1998 Heartland Center for Leadership Trainings: Helping Small Towns
    Succeed and Skill Building for Stronger Communities
    1998 Head Start Training on Current Review Instrument
    1997 Dr. Dennis Embry, Violence Prevention, Tucson, Arizona
    1996 Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT Grantee meeting
    1996 National Forum on Family Centered Child Care
    1995 Cline/Fay Institute, “Discipline and Responsibility,” Copper
    Mountain, Colorado
    1992-1996 National Youth at Risk Conference, Washington, D.C.
    1992 White House conference on Indian Education, Washington, D.C.
    1992 National Coalition Against Domestic violence, Seattle,
    1991 Families and Addiction Workshop by Terry Kellogg and Marvel
    1991 Youth At Risk: Building Coalitions, Phoenix, Arizona
    1991 Infant Mental Health, Laramie, Wyoming
    1989 Adult Survivors of Incest: Laura Davis, St. Louis, Missouri

    Conference Presentations
    2011 Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools National Conference,
    Washington, D.C.
    2002 National Early Head Start Institute, Washington, D.C.
    1996 National Indian Child Care Conference
    1995 Department of Justice, Youth, Drugs & Violence, Mesa, Arizona
    1994 National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis
    1994 National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Minneapolis
    1993 National Council on Family Relations, Baltimore
    1991 National Council on Family Relations, Denver
    1990 National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Amherst,

    Speaking Highlights
    Northwest Regional Indian Head Start Keynote: “Mother and Child
    Women, Sex and Drugs Conference: “The Russian Experience: Maternal
    and Child Care in Russia Today”.
    Wyoming Early Childhood Association: “Young Children: Sexual
    League of Women Voters: “Women in Poverty”.
    Cult Awareness Network: “Mind Control of Battered Women”.
    Parents Without Partners: “Holidays as a Single Parent”.
    Kansas State University: “Domestic Violence”, “Divorce”, and
    Telenet: “Survival Skills”.
    Military Wives: “Re-establishing Intimacy”.
    United Methodist Women: “Strengths of Families in Poverty”.

    Clubs and Organizations
    Member of National Council on Family Relations
    Member of Groves Conference on the Family
    “Both Your Hands” International Organization Board Member

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