Project Overview

Project Resources

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The Partner Project
Shana A. Pyle, Project Manager
The University of Toledo
Gillham Hall 4000B, MS 954

2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606

Ph: 419.530.5292
Fax: 419.530.2700

The Partner Project Staff


Co-Director: Laurie A. Dinnebeil, Ph.D.
Professor and Daso Herb Chair
Early Childhood, Physical & Special Education

Phone: 419.530.4118
Fax: 419.530.7261

As Co-Director and Principal Investigator of the grant, Laurie’s role in the grant is to coordinate partnerships with community colleges and with the practicum sites. She will assist Bill in the development and delivery of professional development activities, and coordinate evaluation efforts. Additionally, she will coordinate the annual workshop with Ohio community college faculty. She is the liaison with the Advisory Board. Finally, Laurie will oversee the administrative activities of the grant.

Co-Director: William McInerney, Ph.D.
Early Childhood, Physical & Special Education

Phone: 419.530.2284
Fax: 419.530.7261

Bill is responsible for coordinating the design and maintenance of the website. He will assist Laurie in the development and delivery of professional development activities for community college faculty, and also with the identification and coordination of field experiences and practicum sites. Additionally, he will assist with the coordination of the annual workshop, and in the work with the Advisory Board.

Project Manager: Shana A. Pyle, MUP
Early Childhood, Physical & Special Education

Phone: 419.530.5292
Fax: 419.530.2700

Shana serves as the primary contact person for the grant, and you can contact her for all general inquiries. Lyn manages the day-to-day operations of the grant (e.g., management meetings, scheduling of activities, databases, fiscal issues), and coordinates and assists with the major grant activities.

Curriculum Consultant: Camille Catlett, M.A. (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Camille’s role is to provide support to the project in the redesign and implementation of the Community College ECE curricula. She will conduct faculty retreats in Summer for Community College ECE faculty related to curriculum redesign and practicum practices, and will conduct follow-up sessions to maintain support for the programs. Camille will also assist in identifying professional development resources to support 2-year ECE faculty and students. 



Last Updated: 6/9/16