Fran Simon, M.Ed.
Founder and Producer of Early Childhood Investigations
Chief Engagement Officer, Engagement Strategies, LLC
Fran Simon, the Chief Engagement Officer of Engagement Strategies, has been a professional Early Childhood educator since 1981. After 15 years as a multi-site child care administrator, where among other duties, she was responsible for technology integration and marketing, she followed her heart to a new career in marketing and Internet development in early education. In her subsequent positions at Teaching Strategies, Inc. and The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, she honed her expertise in marketing, webinars, web site and online system development in the early education market. For more than 30 years in the field, technology and social media have always been at the heart of her work in early childhood education.
Now, as the founder of her own national marketing, educational technology and webinar production consulting company, Fran continues to engage at the convergence of early childhood, leadership, and technology. She is a contributing author for Child Care information Exchange and NAEYC’s Young Children, and the Co-Author with Karen Nemeth of Digital Decisions: Choosing the Right Technology Tools for Early Childhood Education. Fran frequently presents at national conferences, and provides consulting, training and coaching to non-profit organizations and corporations that provide services to the early childhood sector. She is currently a Co-Facilitator of the NAEYC Consultants and Authors Interest Forum, and previously served as a Board Member and C0- Facilitator of the NAEYC Technology and Young Children Interest Forum. Fran is the founder and producer of Early Childhood Investigations, and the Co-Founder of Early Childhood Technology Network. She was selected as one of Exchange Press’ Exceptional Master Early Childhood Leaders. Fran has a BA and a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education. She lives in metropolitan Washington, DC.
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Assistant Producer for Engagement Strategies, LLC, the producers of Early Childhood Investigations
Andrea Goggins is the Assistant Producer for Engagement Strategies, the company that brings you the quality webinar series, Early Childhood Investigations. In her current role, she is the assistant moderator for more than 40 webinars per year serving more than 65K Early Childhood Education (ECE) professionals on a wide variety of ECE topics.
Andrea started her career in the early childhood field in 2006, helping numerous large and small organizations get the tools they need to implement quality curriculum by assessing their training and material needs. At this time her daughter was just three years old. The connection between the field and her home life gave her a strong passion for the Early Childhood Education Field.