Senior Training Specialist
Ayanna Vedor-McNeil, the Lead Training Specialist with the Parent Infant & Early Childhood team at the Institute for Innovation & Implementation at the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Social Work. Ayanna supports implementation of the Pyramid Model framework in early care and education programs by facilitating professional development opportunities with early education providers and trainers across the state. Ayanna has over 20 years of experience in early childhood education, childcare management, and TOT efforts. She holds a master’s degree in social work with a specialization in Maternal Child-Health from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and currently serves as the Northeast Regional Ambassador with the Council For Professional Recognition Alumni Network. Ayanna’s mission is to advance equity in early education ensuring that every child regardless of socio-economic status receives a high-quality early education.