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Rebecca Lamar has her Ed.S. in the program area of K-12 Leadership. She also has her Master’s in Educational leadership with an Emphasis in Early Childhood Education. She is the Manager of Higher Education Initiatives at the Pennsylvania Key to Quality in Harrisburg, Pa. In that role, she has created and maintained relationships with Institutions of Higher Education, or IHEs, that house early childhood education degree programs within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She interfaces with state policymakers and instructors/administrators to create workforce initiatives and preparation that ensure degree graduates are ready to work as soon as they complete their degree.
She has also taken the lead with others in the organization to work on equity awareness projects that include evaluating professional development, building spaces for brave conversations, organizing affinity groups, providing onboarding, and hiring guidance practices and connecting the organization to other community agencies that prioritize an awareness of equitable practices. She has been a professor in the education department at Montgomery County Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Bucks County Community College and Northampton Community College. She has had her own training and consulting business that focused on the customization of trainings in Spanish and English for in-service teachers and staff in the early childhood education field.
In 2019, she was a fellow of the Pennsylvania State Governing Policies Bureau for Early Learning. She has been a leader/administrator of high- quality programs, in Philadelphia, Allentown, Bethlehem and other areas within southeastern Pennsylvania. She has worked 20+ years in classroom positions as a director, corporate trainer, assistant director, preschool lead teacher, toddler teacher and school age teacher. Rebecca has committed more than half of her life to the field of early childhood education, and continues to bring the same passion, kindness, and inspiration to the field of early childhood education as the day she started. She has a commitment to humanity by helping others see beauty in themselves and those around them, while elevating peace and motivating others to contribute to their communities and world in a meaningful way. Rebecca strives to be a community leader who focuses volunteer hours on education, families, re-beautification of nature and working with the Latino population in a variety of initiatives.