The Administrative & Professional Collaborative (APC) is the representative voice for the Administrative & Professional employees of FSCJ. In an effort to build cohesiveness, awareness and collegiality, each month we put a “spotlight” on one of our members.
March’s Administrative and Professional Collaborative (APC) Spotlight shines on Vanessa Howard, instructional program manager for early childhood education.
Vanessa oversees several educational programs within the department that offer students the knowledge and skills they need to become highly effective teachers in the workforce. She coordinates programs, supervises adjunct faculty and assists students with daily program services. Vanessa also supports all of the College’s education programs under the dean’s leadership.
She has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Grambling State University, a master’s degree in special education from the University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate in education leadership and administration from Capella University. She taught in elementary education for 12 years and managed several non-profit and private early childhood programs for more than 18 years.
In 2007, Vanessa worked two years for FSCJ as an adjunct professor for the Continuing Workforce Education program, teaching early childhood courses which included teachers and directors of early childcare programs throughout Duval County and the surrounding districts.
Originally from Jacksonville, Vanessa spends her free time exercising, traveling and listening to jazz music.
Our spotlight shines on each campus/center at least once a year. Nominations for the spotlight may be directed to your campus representative or any officer. Learn more about APC on our website, blogs.fscj.edu/apcollaborative.