TV SHOW: 10.15.2013. DAY CARE, PRESCHOOL, HOME: WHAT IS THE BEST OPTION FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS?Launi Agee
B.S Education, from Inter American University, San German, Puerto Rico (1972)
A.A Education, Garland Junior College, Boston, Massachusetts (1967)
Program Coordination, Teaching and Mentoring:
Regional Program Coordinator for Nacel Open Door, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Served as placement facilitator for long term, and short term foreign exchange students between the ages of 12 and 18. Students were enrolled in cultural exchanges as well as educational exchanges. Received and placed students form 10 different countries, 3 different continents. Served as liaison between students and host families providing support and advice as necessary.
Owner/Manger of Springbrooke Farm, Madison, VA. Established and directed a comprehensive horseback riding program. Taught horseback riding and horsemanship skills to adults and children during the summer that included many additional activities to enhance the overall learning experience.
Member, Board of Directors, Northern VA Therapeutic Horsemanship Program; Provided oversight to therapeutic horseback riding activities for physically and mentally disabled individuals.
Teacher, Loudoun Country Day School, Leesburg, VA; Teacher Potomac School, McLean VA; Head Teacher for Special Education, School for Contemporary Education, McLean VA. Developed curriculum for pre-school and primary school aged children. Initiated implementation of “ungraded” systems in reading and math. Served as counselor for patents and children. Identified emotional and physical learning disabilities. Acted as liaison between students, parents, social workers, and education specialists. Developed behavioral programs for classroom and home environments.
Management and Marketing:
Adoption Coordinator, Madison Humane Society, Madison, VA: Responsible for collecting and transporting dogs and cats to Northern VA Petsmart adoption centers. Interviewed prospective families and approved adoptive homes. Fostered animals as necessary.
Administrator, USDA Food Program, Soho Center, Madison, VA: Approved home daycare providers for food program and assured that home facilities maintained the proper standards for certification for food preparation and services. Area of responsibility covered 17 counties, 200 home daycare facilities.
Marketing Coordinator, Equitable Environmental Health, Rockville, MD: Developed and supervised research and production of campaigns promoting occupational medicine, environmental health and laboratory services. Supervised 6 technical marketing and support employees while coordinating marketing activities. Established a significant client base in public and private sectors. Developed systems in preparation of business proposals. Submitted 8 million dollars in proposals.
Director/Teaching, Ramey Base Nursery School, Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico; Managed a large pre-school facility for military families. Developed curriculum for pre-school children. Responsible for coordination of daily activities including age appropriate early learning exercises, music appreciation, physical education, arts and crafts. Hired personnel, trained staff, administered the budget, managed daily food and nutrition services, established safety procedures, and interacted with parents as necessary. Developed fund raising activities for special programs and equipment. Increased enrollment form 30 to 125 over a period of 2 years. Achieved accreditation under USAF guidelines. Received commendation form the Air Force Review Board for a well-run facility and displaying a consistent profit margin.
Director of Daycare, Kinder Care, Leesburg, VA; Director of Daycare, LaPetite Academy, Sterling VA. Managed the marketing and staffing of 2 new centers. Supervised all operations. Ensured adherence to state and local requirements for food services, safety, and staffing ratios. Supervised and trained employees. Brought facilities to full enrollment within the first year of operation.
Vice President of Membership, Loudoun Country Chamber of Commerce. Marketed to local business entities to increase membership during tenure.
Chair, Loudoun Country Chamber of Commerce Trade Fair, Loudoun, VA: Coordinated event promotion, and publicity utilizing extensive, creative, management, and organizational skills. Established and maintained client liaisons representing the needs of both corporate and private organizations.
Fund Raising and Promotional Activities; Developed a promotion for the benefit of local Loudoun Country charities incorporation the efforts of local merchants and artisans, (generated over $10,000). Outlined fund-raising activities for special programs and equipment for U.S Armed Forces.
In addition, Launi successfully home-schooled her daughter for 12 years; after which Brooke attended Sweet Briar College where she graduated in German with honors.