Linda Eisele, MS
Linda Eisele is currently the professional development lead for the Wisconsin Afterschool Network. In this position she has coordinated the development and training for many of the school-age-specific professional development opportunities within the state including the Afterschool & Youth Development Credential, a four-course, 12-credit Registry approved credential; and four 15-hour noncredit courses that support after-school programs meeting YoungStar criteria. These courses are School-Age Curricular Framework, Guiding Children’s Behavior in School-Age Programs, Designing and Assessing Child Outcomes in After School Programs, and Trauma-Informed Care Approach to Afterschool Programs. Additional curriculum development and teaching include the licensing required and approved noncredit Introduction to School-Age Child Care Profession and the Skills and Strategies for School-Age Care.
Linda began her career as an extension home economist in Missouri specializing in child and family development. She later received a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was editor of publications for St Mary’s Hospital in Madison and served in various administrative positions with the Wisconsin Youth Company. Prior to her retirement in 2012, she served as a child care specialist for the City of Madison Child Care Unit providing training and technical assistance to programs seeking City of Madison Accreditation. She was an endorser for the National AfterSchool Association Accreditation and prior to retirement, she presented many workshops at the National AfterSchool Association annual conferences. Linda was a charter member of the Wisconsin AfterSchool Association and served as president and in numerous board positions. She is a Registry-approved master trainer.