B. A Director’s Journey

There are touchstones that carry us through our career, and along the way we learn and grow into our professional selves. As directors themselves, Pam and Angel will share their journeys, identifying their touchstones and then help you identify your path…where YOU have been. Attend this workshop if you are up for listening to stories, reflecting on your journey, and focusing your attention and intention on where you are going next.


Angel Stoddard

Angel Stoddard’s passion to support administrators and early childhood professionals in their pursuit of excellence throughout their program and the field is evidenced by her career path. With a Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership, Angel teaches full-time for UW Milwaukee at the School of Continuing Education’s Center for Early Childhood Professional Development and Leadership. It is through this position that she encourages administrators to strive for excellence whether it is through her online/blended courses or online and face-to-face workshops.

Angel has experience throughout the education field: as an elementary teacher, a preschool teacher, a center director at a for-profit and not-for-profit group child care center. She also spent many years as a manager for Head Start. Angel has taught the Infant Toddler Credential at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College along with other continuing education courses.

Pam Boulton

Pam Boulton, EdD, is an Instructor for the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development and Leadership in the UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education and serves as the Coordinator for the Exchange Leadership Initiative for Exchange Magazine. In addition to her 40-year tenure as the Director of the UWM Children’s Center, Pam served terms as the Chair of the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers, the President of the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association and as a member of the NAEYC Council on Accreditation. She is actively involved in the Wisconsin Nature Action Collaborative for Children and the World Forum Foundation Working Group on Children’s Rights.

Pam participated in the development of the Registry administered credential programs for child care professionals in Wisconsin. She was a principal author of the Administrator, Leadership and Program Development Credentials. Pam continues to be an active participant and guiding force in the design, development and delivery of child care leadership courses, training programs and professional development opportunities at the local, state and national level.