Lilla Dale McManis                                       LILLA DALE McMANIS, M.Ed, Ph.D.Corporate                         ...
Lilla Dale McManis evaluation activities for the Bureau of Family and Community Health. Supervised a large staff, led a st...
Lilla Dale McManisregarding academic and educational materials and tools, prepared for state evaluation, and carried out a...
Lilla Dale McManisInterrelated Exceptionalities Resource Teacher                                                    1984-1...
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  1. 1. Lilla Dale McManis LILLA DALE McMANIS, M.Ed, Ph.D.Corporate OfficeHatch Early Childhood, Inc. 6772 Hare Run Lane301 N. Main Street, Suite 101 Arlington, TN 38002Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Office: 901-386-3152Cell: 713-647-1247 Cell: 713-647-1247Education• Ph.D., Educational Psychology: Learning and Cognition, University of Florida, 1996. Dissertation: Relationships between Verbal Cognitive Functioning, Child Stress, and Parenting Stress in Low-Income Preschoolers.• M.Ed., Special Education: Interrelated Exceptionalities, University of Georgia, 1984.• B.S., Child Development, University of Georgia, 1983.Educational Product DevelopmentResearch Director 2011-PresentProduct Development Research Specialist 2008-2011Hatch Early Childhood, Inc.• Currently serving as Research Director and formerly Product Development Research Specialist for the Product Development Department. Activities and projects include reviewing and writing literature reviews and briefs in the areas of early childhood education, educational psychology, instruction, and educational technology in order to inform product development, sales, and marketing; developing the research-based components of products; developing content training related to products; facilitating accreditation and applications for awards for products and professional development; conducting market analyses of competitors; overseeing the Research component of the Hatch website, including on-line/web-based users’ community to support professional development; and designing and implementing original research studies for Hatch products; and submitting and presenting at conferences.Research and Management ExperienceFaculty Instructor and Manager 2004-2008University of Texas-Houston: Children’s Learning Institute and Texas State Center for Early Childhood Development• Management position on the development, piloting, and technical management of a state-wide school readinessquality rating system for early childhood education programs, serving as liaison with outside assessment consultantfirm on the cognitive testing of preschoolers across multiple projects, coordinating informed consent approval throughIRB for multiple projects, writing reports for state and foundation funders, participating in writing and reviewinggrants, writing RFAs, conducting focus group research, and serving as supervisor to 10 RAs.Faculty Associate and Associate Project Director 2001-2004University of Texas at Houston: School of Public Health: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research• Management position overseeing activities for the field implementation of Healthy Passages,a large multi-site community-based longitudinal study of child health with a focus on risk and resilience, funded by theCenters for Disease Control, with responsibility for coordinating and overseeing fielding the study with children andparents, development of study materials including recruitment and consent, supervising core staff and data collectors,hiring and training staff, involvement in process evaluation, coordinating activities of the Physical Activity andNutrition and Biologic Working Group, and serving as a member of the School Working Group of Healthy Passages,whose main mission is to explore the role of school in children’s lives.Deputy Director for Project Management 2000-2001Project Manager for Adolescent and School Health 1999-2001Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Bureau of Family and Community Health: Office of Statistics andEvaluation • Deputy Director: Senior management position overseeing the data analysis, research, and 1
  2. 2. Lilla Dale McManis evaluation activities for the Bureau of Family and Community Health. Supervised a large staff, led a strategic planning initiative in the Office of Statistics and Evaluation, worked with the MIS/IT Deputy Director, and coordinated the design and implementation of evaluation and research activities for the Divisions of Maternal and Child Health, Health Promotion, Special Health Needs, and Nutrition.• Project Manager: Senior management position with responsibility for the ManagementInformation Systems (MIS) and data analysis, research, and evaluation activities for the approximately 30 milliondollar Adolescent and School Health programs in the Division of Maternal and Child Health. Directly supervised astaff of 15, oversaw the management and development activities of the MIS, and coordinated and conducted evaluationand research activities.Evaluation Director 1997-1999Massachusetts Department of Education: Assessment and Evaluation Unit and Learning Support Services Unit• Conducted the state level evaluation of the 25 million dollar Department of EducationComprehensive School Health Education programs. Designed and implemented evaluation studies to determinerelationships between program practices and reductions in the adolescent student risk behaviors of tobacco use, alcoholuse, drug use, and violence.• Served as project leader and writer of the state Health Curriculum Framework representingthe learning standards that students must meet and that directed the teaching of health education for allMassachusetts’s students.• Served as project leader for Health and Academics Kit project to develop an advocacy andtechnical assistance tool for use by school health personnel for understanding the relationships between health andlearning and the contribution of comprehensive school health in enhancing school performance through the reductionof risk behaviors.Evaluation Director and Lead Evaluator 1992-1994Alachua County School System Head Start Program: Gainesville, Florida• Conducted national and local evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methodology for athree-year 3 million dollar demonstration program to implement case managed services for parents of Head Startchildren. Participated in national and local evaluation, carried out random selection and assignment of subjects,developed summative and formative evaluation instruments, data collection, supervised data collection, data analyses,presented results from data analyses, and worked with case managers and project director to best meet the programgoals for Head Start families.Teaching ExperiencePost-SecondaryInstructor 1989-1992, 1994University of Florida: College of Education: Foundations Department: Gainesville, Florida• Taught Child Development, Human Growth and Development, and Learning and Cognition toundergraduate and masters level students. Most courses were for prospective teachers and included hands-ontutoring to implement practices learned in class. Lectured in development and learning and cognition to beapplied in the classroom setting with an emphasis on meeting students needs and evaluation of learning,delivered feedback on competencies in major areas of child development and human growth and developmentcarried out in students placements, and worked individually with students regarding their coursework andstudent teaching assignments.Public SchoolEducation and Academic Coordinator 1996Gainesville-Ocala Marine Institute: Micanopy, Florida• Served as Education and Academic Coordinator for behavior modification oriented, education day treatmentprogram for court ordered adolescents. Conducted academic and ability testing of all incoming students andcoordinating special education services for students, oversaw and developed academic and educational curricula,worked with staff to develop appropriate lesson plans, implementation of teaching principals and methods, andassessment of student progress in the classroom setting, participated in the development of appropriate placement ofstudents in transitioning from the program, promoted the relationship with the regular school system, made decisions 2
  3. 3. Lilla Dale McManisregarding academic and educational materials and tools, prepared for state evaluation, and carried out academicinstruction and counseling. 3
  4. 4. Lilla Dale McManisInterrelated Exceptionalities Resource Teacher 1984-1989Fulton County School System: Atlanta, Georgia and Polk County School System: Lakeland, Florida• Taught grades K-12 special education students in the areas of learning disabilities, mental retardation, andbehavior/emotional disorders. Served on school committees to determine appropriateness of referral for specialeducation, conducted and interpreted ability and achievement testing of current and referred students, preparedIndividualized Educational Plans, instructed in all subjects, worked closely with classroom teachers, and coordinatedand led staffings with parents, administrators, and faculty.Program Development 1993Santa Fe Community College: Gainesville, Florida• Consultation to develop a program to identify and assess college prep students with possible learning problems,and to implement and evaluate workshops for such students at the community college level. Development activitiesincluded test battery development, procedure for faculty referrals, process for screening and testing, and structure ofpsychological reports. Additionally, designed, implemented, and evaluated workshops for college prep underachievingstudents.PresentationsTexas School Readiness Certification System. Poster presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2008.Texas School Readiness Certification System. Workshop at the National Association of Workforce Boards Conference, Washington, DC, March 2007.Texas School Readiness Certification System. Workshop at the P-16 Regional Council Institute Conference, Austin, TX, November 2006School-Based Health Centers: An Essential Service for Students. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association meeting, Boston, MA, November 2000.Enhanced School Health Services Programs. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association meeting, Boston, MA, November 2000.Success with Numbers. Workshop given at the Best Practices: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference, Worcester, MA, May 2000.Use of State Collaborative Assessment System-Health. Presentation given at the Second Annual Meeting of Vocational Technical Health Educators, Falmouth, MA, May, 1999.Massachusetts Department of Education Health Protection Evaluation Year IV. Talk given at the National Council for Chief State School Officers State Collaborative Assessment meeting, Atlanta, GA, March, 1998.Pre-Post Differences in Literacy and Employability in Head Start Parents. Poster presented at the National Evaluation of Head Start Family Services Centers meeting, Washington, DC, March, 1994.Reports and PublicationsMcManis, L.D. English Language Learners: Research, Best Practices, and Educational Technology. White Paper: Hatch Early Childhood, Winston-Salem, NC, 2011.McManis, L.D., McManis, M.H., Gunnewig, S.B. Relationship of the TeachSmart® Learning System with Literacy and Mathematics Outcomes for Preschoolers. Research Report: Hatch Early Childhood, Winston-Salem, NC, 2010.McManis, L.D. Making the Connection: The Power of Educational Technology in the Early Childhood Education Setting. White Paper: Hatch Early Childhood, Winston-Salem, NC, April, 2008; 2010.Landry, S., Swank, P., Anthony, J. L., Assel, M., Gunnewig, S., & McManis, L.D.. An Experimental Study Evaluating a State Funded Pre-Kindergarten Program: Bringing Together Subsidized Childcare, Public School, and Head Start. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. In press.McManis, L.D. Quality Rating Systems in Early Childhood Education. White Paper: State Center for Early Child Development, Houston, TX, December, 2008.McManis, L.D. Current State of Affairs in Early Childhood. White Paper: State Center for Early Child Development, Houston, TX, May, 2008.State Center for Early Childhood Development (McManis, L.D.). Texas Legislature Senate Bill 23 Report 4
  5. 5. Lilla Dale McManis Texas Early Education Model (Teem School Readiness):Certifying Higher Levels of School Readiness In Cost Effective Ways. Houston, TX, September, 2007State Center for Early Childhood Development (McManis, L.D.). Senate Bill 76 Texas Early Education Model (Teem): Improving School Readiness And Increasing Access To Child Care For Texas –Year 2 Findings. Houston, TX, May 2005.State Center for Early Childhood Development (McManis, L.D.). The Report of the State Center for Early Childhood Development Advisory Committee on Senate Bill 76: Feasibility of Coordinating Government- Funded Child-Care Programs in a Manner that Promotes Access to Child-Care Programs and Results in Improved School Readiness. Houston, TX, September, 2004.McManis, L.D., Inman, R., Biswas, M., Wong, N. Suicide Risk Identification in School-Based Health Clinics. White Paper, 2004.Wong, N., Berube, R., McManis, L.D. Massachusetts Adolescent Births, 1999. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, February 2001.Berube, R., McManis, L.D. Supplement to Massachusetts Adolescent Births, 1999. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, April 2001.Berube, R., McManis, L.D., Wong, N. The Challenge Fund Teen Pregnancy Prevention Statewide Annual Report, 1998-1999. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, March 2001.Lovering, R., McManis, L.D., Inman, R. Annual Report of Massachusetts School-Based Health Centers- 1999. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, May 2001.McManis, D., Sorensen, L.D. The Role of Comprehensive School Health Education Programs in the Link between Health and Learning: A Literature Review. Malden, MA: Massachusetts Department of Education, 2000.McManis, L.D., Symons, R., Brown, E., Harris, S.K. The Challenge Fund Teen Pregnancy Prevention Statewide Annual Report, 1996-1997. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 2000.Wong, N., Berube, R., McManis, L.D. Massachusetts Adolescents Births, 1998. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 1999.Berube, R., Wong, N., McManis, L.D. Supplement to Massachusetts Adolescent Births, 1998. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 1999.McManis, L.D. Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Education Curriculum Framework. Malden, MA: Massachusetts Department of Education, 1999.McManis, D. Second Annual Status Report on School-Based Tobacco Control Programs. Malden, MA: Massachusetts Department of Education, 1999.McManis, L.D. Year V Evaluation of the Health Protection Fund. Malden, MA: Massachusetts Department of Education, 1999.McManis, L.D. Year IV Evaluation of the Health Protection Fund. Malden, MA: Massachusetts Department of Education, 1998.McManis, L.D. Status Report on School-Based Tobacco Control Programs. Malden, MA: Massachusetts Department of Education, 1997.McManis, L.D. Head Start Family Services Center Demonstration Project Final Report. Gainesville, FL: Alachua County School System, 1994.OrganizationsGolden Key National Honor SocietyPhi Kappa Phi Honor SocietyPhi Lamda Theta Honor SocietyParent-Teacher Association 5

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