Sheila Skiffington

Former Vice President Director of Language, Literacy & Early Learning Programs at Education Development Center, Inc.

Sheila Skiffington

Sheila Skiffington

Former Vice President Director of Language, Literacy & Early Learning Programs at Education Development Center, Inc.

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Sheila Skiffington is a vice president and the director of EDC’s Language, Literacy, and Early Learning Programs. With more than 30 years of experience facilitating advancements to education systems change, she is an expert in policy development and analysis, professional development initiatives, quality improvement efforts, early childhood education programming and financing, and the development and alignment of standards and practices across systems and from preschool to the primary grades.

Skiffington oversees national and state-based training, technical assistance, and materials development centers, such as EDC’s three National Centers on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness, Program Management and Fiscal Operations, and Health and Mental Health funded by the Office of Head Start. She also directs early learning projects focusing on the design and implementation of highly refined instructional coaching models using videotaping and reflective conferencing, as well as teacher professional development activities. Her pioneering work with states to build coherent, high-quality early care and education systems has generated a collection of powerful tools, protocols, and other materials.

Skiffington received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Rhode Island and has completed graduate work at Wheelock College and the University of Rhode Island.

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Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer at Education Development Center, Inc.

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Director-Government Relations at Education Development Center, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at KUD International LLC

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Education Development Center, Inc.

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Former Vice President Director, Science & Mathematics Programs at Education Development Center, Inc.

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Former Senior Vice President Director, International Development Division at Education Development Center, Inc.

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Vice President Chief Technology Officer at Education Development Center, Inc.

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Vice President Director, Center for the Study & Prevention of Injury, Violence & Suicide at Education Development Center, Inc.

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Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff, Corporate Secretary at Education Development Center, Inc.

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Vice President Director, East & Southern Africa Regional Center at Education Development Center, Inc.

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Former Vice President Director of Language, Literacy & Early Learning Programs at Education Development Center, Inc.
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Vice President Director of Language, Literacy & Early Learning Programs
Prior - 2015

EDC is a global nonprofit organization that creates learning opportunities for people around the world, empowering them to pursue healthier, more productive lives. EDC manages 250 projects in 22 countries. Our work is organized by Bodies of Work: Behavioral, Physical, and Mental Health; Capacity Building for Individuals, Organizations, and Systems; Early Childhood Development and Learning; Elementary and Secondary Education; HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health; Injury, Violence and Suicide Prevention; Mathematics; Out-of-School Learning; Science; STEM; Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment; Youth and Workforce Development. Our services include: Design and Development; Evaluation; Implementation; Policy, and Research. Regions where we work: Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, United States.

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