Hello and Farewell

Just as 2020 has brought many changes to our world, our training coach group has also seen changes. The end of June saw Karen Baldwin, our Eastern Mountain training coach, beginning retirement which she says, “While she misses everyone, her new life is wonderful and she is enjoying planning all the new chapters of her life, including pairing with a friend to explore the country in their RV.” Go Karen! (Literally) This prompted Glenna Gamble, quality coach, and Amber Call, professional development coach, to step in and share the training coach position for their region.

Karen Veeley our Salt River training coach is leaving October 1st. Self-reflection during the pandemic has prompted her to pursue other goals and dreams, including writing and other creative endeavors. Karen leaves all the best wishes in the future for her trainers and coaching group. Lisa Maire, quality coach, has agreed to step in as interim training coach in her region.

Welcome aboard Glenna, Amber and Lisa! We look forward to working with you as we move forward. Get to know them better by reading their bios below.

Amber Call: PD Coach for UK Eastern Mountain Region for 15 years. Recently completed Master of Arts in Communication degree. Beach lover, cat and dog mom. Enjoys concerts and travel/exploring new places.

Glenna Gamble: 26 years of Early Childhood Education experience.  She has had many positions from infant/toddler teacher, preschool teacher, school-age teacher, Assistant Director, Director, Administrative Assistant, Early Care and Education Quality Coach and now she’s adding Early Care and Education Training Coach to the list! She has been with Child Care Aware for 13 years and is looking forward to many more!  She has been married for 22 years. Is a mother to two children.  (23 year old daughter and 21 year old son).

Lisa Maire: Started in the early childhood field in 1991 with the OVEC Head Start program and stayed for the next 15 years as she found a true love for children and families. During that time she completed her BS in Early Childhood Education and a MA in Human Services. She then worked as a licensing surveyor with DRCC from 2007-2012 during which time she also was an Adjunct Faculty member at Kentucky State University where she taught Child Development and Family Relation classes. Lisa then joined Child Care Aware in 2013 as a Training Coordinator and then transitioned into a KY All Stars Quality Coach in 2017. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her two grandsons going camping and kayaking and has a great love for cooking. Although her time filling in as a Training Coach will be brief, she is excited to be back in the training world and making connections with old friends.