Nancy Dougherty has a passion for children and for helping caregivers provide what is best for them. She has many years of experience working with children and families, adults of all ages, and in all types of care and education programs. Nancy has a B.A.S. in elementary education from the University of MN, Duluth, and a M.A. in Education, School Age Development from Concordia University, St Paul, MN. Her professional achievements include:
- Providing over 15 years of direct care to children in school age programs and early childhood child care centers
- Writing and delivering training as a Master Trainer in Minnesota’s Professional Development system
- Coaching providers through Parent Aware, Minnesota’s quality rating system.
- Authoring, with assistance from a work group, the Minnesota School Age Indicators of Progress document, a companion document to Minnesota’s early standards.
- Publishing ‘Power Camp’, a curriculum to promote positive social skills for school age children
- Developing manuals and other documents for several Department of Human Services grants, including the School-Age Care Mentoring Manual and Effective Practices in School-Age Care
Nancy also enjoys spending time with her family, especially her five grandchildren, and her pets. She is an avid reader, loves to garden, do arts & crafts, and spend time in the woods of northern Wisconsin. She brings all of these hobbies and interests into her work with children.