Shari Vinluan, BS, is the program director for the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development & Leadership. Shari oversees the daily programming activities for the Leadership and Administrator Credential Programs, as well as, course offerings for child care educators. She is involved with the ongoing development, implementation, evaluation, and marketing of the Center. She also provides service to program participants that run the spectrum from initial enrollments to degree pathway opportunities through the School of Education.
Shari has been immersed in the early care and education field since 1991. Her past and current positions have allowed her to gather a vast amount of information, resources, tools and experiences that have propelled her ongoing passion into the adult education arena. Shari has worked as a child care director and a regional teacher/management trainer for a national child care company. She has also worked as a quality improvement consultant and NAEYC accreditation advisor for more than a dozen Milwaukee area centers, as part of a grant-funded initiative in the nonprofit sector. Her most recent experiences grew from her position as business manager of a multi-site nonprofit child care agency.