Executive Director - Milwaukee, WI
Claudia Dean became Acelero Learning - Wisconsin’s Executive Director in July 2017. With over 18 years of experience in early childhood education, Claudia Dean began her career as a Head Start teacher at Broward County Public Schools, Florida (BCPS). After earning a scholarship to pursue a master's degree in Foundations of Education from Florida Atlantic University, she began working for the school district as an early childhood administrator overseeing and implementing a variety of state and federal programs including the Early Reading First Grant. Subsequently, Claudia was promoted to become the school district's Head Start Director serving 2,120 children and families. After moving abroad, Claudia worked as an instructor at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, preparing early childhood educators and supervising teaching practices in multicultural schools. Mrs. Dean was selected as a Johnson & Johnson Head Start Management Fellow at UCLA in 2011.