NJEA ACCESS consultants work with Trenton educators at Robeson Elementary School

NJEA ACCESS consultant Carrie Ann Floyd works regularly in support of programs at Robeson Elementary School in Trenton.

In March, Floyd provided support to Aronya Downing, a long-term sub, in a kindergarten classroom. Floyd demonstrated having a classroom discussion with the kindergarteners focused on making and playing with friends. Afterwards, Floyd debriefed with Downing on how the lesson went and how the students were involved.

Floyd recently designed the “Growth and Development” training content for Grow New Jersey Kids through Rutgers Institute for Families and the New Jersey Department of Human Services to provide early childhood education with a firm foundation in child development. Through hands-on active participation, she encourages educators to become “self-reflective” practitioners ready to become leaders in their schools. 

Floyd specializes in early childhood education and dual language, providing technical assistance to schools in the form of program evaluation and professional development. Floyd previously worked as a master teacher in Plainfield Public Schools and chaired the district’s Early Childhood Professional Development Program which annually designed workshops, PLCs, mentoring, and coaching based on both student data and program evaluation data.