B.A., California State University East Bay.
Hayward, California: Ethnic Studies with specialization in African American Studies and Gender and Sexuality in Communities of Color. McNair Scholar
M.S., Erikson Institute. Chicago, Illinois: Child Development.
Contra Costa College. San Pablo, California: African American Studies and Early Childhood Education
Nena taught courses in Child Development at City Colleges of Chicago from 2011 through 2016. She began teaching at Delta College Fall 2016.
Nena began working with children in 1996. She has worked in various early childhood and educational settings including: Afterschool programing, literacy coordinator/ tutor, recreation leader, preschool teacher. After working as a preschool teacher, Nena made it her career goal to become community college instructor teaching courses in Early Childhood Education. Nena has served as program director of the child development department at City Colleges of Chicago and has worked as a mental health consultant for Early Head Start and Head Start programs. Nena’s teaching interest include math and science, creative activities, preschool practices, culture & diversity and child development.
“I love teaching! And most importantly I really want to support and ensure that individuals pursuing a career in the field of ECE are willing and ready to make positive impacts in the lives of children and their families.”
A little extra information about Nena: Jane of Trades Master of Some. A Little Bougie. Life Long Learner. Loves to Laugh. Appreciates Life and the Little things. Ted Talk Obsession. Loves Beaches. Always up for an Adventure. Foodie. Bowler. Loves Sunglasses.
- Child Development 21, Child and Adolescent Development
- Child Development 25, Observation and Assessment