ELLEN S. GANNETT
National Institute on Out-of-School Time, Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley, MA
Co-Director - 2000-present
Associate Director - 1990-2000
Education and Training Coordinator - 1981-1990
Oversee and manage the overall operations of NIOST including personnel, fiscal and programmatic functions. Responsible for technical assistance, consultation and training in the field of out-of-school time. Direct city-wide system building efforts including Achieve Boston Professional Development Initiative, San Jose 4Quality Initiative, and the Cambridge, Massachusetts Leading for Quality Initiative.
Project Director of the Outcomes Evaluation Project for the Massachusetts Department of Education After School and Out-of-School Time (ASOST) Program and the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant programs, including the development of Survey Development Tools for Teachers and Providers (SAYO-T and SAYO-P).
Direct and supervise a national team of 12 NIOST Training Associates. Design specialized trainings for directors and teachers of out-of-school time programs including the Links To Learning Seminar which aligns educational standards to after school curricula and programming.
Direct and conduct the Annual NIOST Spring and Summer Seminar Series including the recently delivered Leadership and Technical Assistance for a Changing Afterschool Landscape.
Wheelock College Centers for Career Development in Early Care and Education
Boston, MA, 1985-2000, Boston Advanced Child Care Seminars, Instructor
MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, WELLESLEY, MA
"Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Programs", 1978-1981, Adjunct Faculty
TITLE XX TRAINING PROGRAM, WHEELOCK COLLEGE, BOSTON, MA
"Program Issues in Day Care for Teachers in Group After-School Programs", Spring 1980, Faculty/Instructor
CHILDREN'S CENTER OF WESTON, INC., WESTON, MA (1974-1980)
Developed and administered a school-age program that served 70 children in grades K-6., 1974-1980 Director-Teacher
JOHN WINTHORP NURSERY SCHOOL, BOSTON, MA
Taught and supervised a program for four year old children, 1972-1980, Head Teacher
M.Ed. LESLEY COLLEGE, Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA , 1974
B.S. UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, Amherst, MA, 1972
MERRILL-PALMER INSTITUTE, Detroit, MI, 1971-1972
PUBLICATIONS AND VIDEOS
- "Professional-Development Systems," in School-Age Review, Number 3, NSACA, Boston, MA, Spring 2001 (co-author)
- ASQ: Advancing School-Age Child Care Quality, NSACA, Boston, MA, 1998 (co-author)
- Yearbook in Early Childhood Education, Vol. 3: Issues in Child Care, edited by Spodek and Saracho, Teachers College Press, NYC, 1992
- "Direct Services for School-Age Children," in Employer-Supported Child Care: Investing in Human Resources, Burud et al, Auburn House, Boston, 1984
- National OSCAR Conference, Keynote Speaker on the Evolving Landscape of Out-of-School Time Field in the United States, Wellington, New Zealand, (9/20/03)
- National 21st Century Community Learning Centers Summer Institute, Washington, DC. (6/22/03)
- Finding Better Ways Workforce Conference, Dallas, TX (5/7/01-5/9/01)
- Building a Skilled and Stable Workforce for After School Programs: A Leadership Institute (7/9/01-7/11/01)
- National Elementary Schools and Principals Association
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- National League of Women Voters
- Scottish Out-of-School Care Network
- New Zealand Out of School Time National Conference
NATIONAL SCHOOL-AGE CARE ALLIANCE (NSACA)
- Interim Board of Directors (1987-1990)
- Conference Chairperson (1989-1992)
- Member of Board of Directors (1990-Present)
- Chair of the Professional Development Committee (1993-1995)
- Advisor to the Professional Development Committee (1995-1996)
- Chair of Leadership Day, National Conference (2001-2002)
NIOST's Professional Staff, Consultants & Trainers
NIOST's professional staff, and affiliated consultants, possess decades of experience and advanced degrees in the fields of school-age care, early care and education, human development, evaluation, research and families & work. Their diverse backgrounds and experiences bring a unique blend of research and theory, applied practices, community action and corporate perspectives to their work. NIOST staff and affiliated consultants serve as key members on boards of directors, steering committees and Task forces, such as: the National Afterschool Alliance, the National Governors' Association, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the National League of Cities.
Over the past two decades, NIOST has built a strong, national network of experienced, diverse and effective training professionals. NIOST Training Associates work with a broad range of participants representing a wide range of programs, organizations, institutions and associations across the country, in urban and rural locations. In Massachusetts alone, NIOST currently works with a network of six Training Associates representing Youth Work, Social Work, Education, and after school curricular specialties. NIOST will draw upon the vast skills and experience of its statewide cadre of trainers in implementing this project.