Portia McConnell

Deputy Director, Maryland

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Portia began her career in Early Childhood Education in Fort Knox, Kentucky as an Assistant Teacher. Portia moved to Baltimore and served as an Education Coordinator in a HS program and was promoted to a Program Director in 2007. Prior to joining Shine Early Learning, Portia was the Program Director for CDI in Prince George County, MD. In October 2018, Portia joined Shine Early Learning as the Deputy Director in Maryland and will oversee the planning and full implementation of all activities of the program. Portia has a BS in Psychology from Western Kentucky University and an MS in Early Childhood Education from University of Notre Dame of Maryland.