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Paquita Jarman Smith, Educational Consultant, State Education Resource Center

Paquita Jarman-Smith has been a consultant at SERC since 2006 specializing in Early Childhood leadership, administration and supervision. Her background includes curriculum design and implementation, as well as program improvement and quality practices, for programs serving children birth to age 8.

Paquita provides training and technical assistance in standards-based instruction, diversity, science, creative and aesthetic arts, math, health, safety and nutrition. She enjoys supporting adult learners in the design of engaging learning experiences for infants and toddlers, and also has particular interest in positive identity development in young children and anti-biased and anti-racist leadership practices. Paquita served as a stakeholder member for the State Performance Plan for disproportional representation in special education and disproportional racial subgroups; a Board member of Goodwin College's Early Advisory Group; and a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports technical assistance provider. She holds a masters degree in education from the Bank Street College of Education in New York.