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Sheila Brookes, Ph.D

Dr. Sheila Brookes provides subject matter expertise to a variety of projects, including the U.S. Department of Education-funded Regional Comprehensive Centers.

Dr. Brookes has provided technical assistance for several of the PDG B-5 funded states, conducting needs assessments and in-depth strategic planning. She has also provided technical assistance for the ACF-funded National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) and the HRSA-funded Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (ECCS-CoIIN).

Dr. Brookes brings her prior experience as the Systems Specialist for Region VII with the Office of Head Start (OHS) TTA Network. In this capacity, she led a regional team working to identify and build cross-system coordination between the Office of Child Care and the Office of Head Start, and she provided technical assistance to state and regional organizations including Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grantees, and State Early Childhood Longitudinal Data Systems (ECLDS). She has extensive background with home visiting programs, from conducting research to providing training and technical assistance.

Prior to joining the OHS TTA Network, Dr. Brookes taught Child and Family Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Brookes has a doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Missouri.