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LINDA MURRAY
Project Coordinator

WHAT I DO AT CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE

  • Coordinate the Rochester Area Parent Program (RAPP) to support families of 2-5 year old children to strengthen their parenting skills through the Chicago Parent Program (CPP) curriculum. I oversee and coordinate trained CPP facilitators who run parenting groups in our community.
  • Train, support, and work with master observers and teachers as they use and implement assessment tools that support high-quality early childhood education and after school programs throughout the Rochester region and all of New York State.
  • Work with QUALITYstarsNY and RECAP, incredible programs that support high-quality early childhood education throughout New York State.
  • Implement and share knowledge of Environment Rating Scale tools (ECERS-3, ECERS-R, ITERS-R, FCCRS) and CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) with early childhood programs.
  • Work with and train people who are working to implement change through the Stage of Change Approach. Change is never easy.

    PASSIONATE ABOUT

    • My marriage and family – being a dedicated wife, mother, daughter (and more) means the world to me.
    • Parenting – as a former parent educator I love to hear about and share parenting strategies. I am also always excited to turn life into a teachable moment for my own kids.
    • My faith – centering my life around faith keeps me focused on what is most important.
    • Communicating – it’s key to success in both personal and professional relationships.  I love finding ways to make it more meaningful and getting to hear or tell a good story!


    FUN FACTS

    • I love to bake chocolate chip cookies. No reason required.
    • I helped start a book club many years ago that keeps my love for reading alive.
    • I lived in Washington, DC as a full-time volunteer for two years and still consider it one of my favorite cities.

      CONTACT
      lmurray [at] childrensinstitute.net