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Episode 10 Podcast Guest: Beth Menninga, Relationship Based Professional Development (RBPD) Manager
Beth Menninga is the Relationship Based Professional Development (RBPD) Manager at the Center for Inclusive Child Care (CICC). In that role, she supports the team of CICC RBPD Specialists, overseeing and coordinating coaching service delivery with other CICC team members. Her work over the past twenty years has focused on professional growth and development for early childhood educators, with an emphasis on coaching and training. Prior to joining CICC, she worked at CEED and while there was lead author of The Minnesota Credential for RBPD Specialists and the Minnesota Knowledge and Competency Framework for RBPD Specialists. Her previous positions include leading early math and literacy professional development initiatives for The Saint Paul Foundation and as Minnesota Infant Toddler Training Initiative Coordinator for Child Care Aware Minnesota. She has been a childcare center director and began her early childhood journey as a preschool teacher. She is co-author of the Free Spirit/Redleaf Press book Intentional Teaching In Early Childhood. She is inspired by the creativity and commitment of early childhood educators and sees her work in the field as a commitment to social justice.
Podcast edited by: Jordyn Erickson | Meraki Marketing