Bios M-P.

Sensible Living for a Lifetime . . .

SWI VOLUNTARY PERSONNEL (M-P)

Deborah Mayfield is presently working in the field of Early Childhood Education. She coordinates parent conferences to facilitate parent partnerships, conducts team meetings, collaboratively creates a great environment for the students; produces documentation panels, newsletters, and individual educational plans; supervises and completes student assessments and progress reports.

Her work experience includes the following: Office Manager, Office Assistant/Dispatcher in Communications, Early Child Care Development Site Director, and Assistant Director and Program Coordinator in various childcare programs.

Deborah’s educational experience includes three years at Benedict College (Columbia, SC), ninety hours in child care at Prince George’s Community College (Largo, MD), and serving as a Child Development Associate for the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition (Washington, DC).

Throughout her life, Deborah has had an avid desire to work with youths, recognizing the positive influence one can have on them. Her dream is to one day open her own daycare center.

Deborah Mayfield

Infant Lead Teacher FERC Child Development Center - Washington, DC, Co-Director of Hospitality

Gwendolyn Mayfield is a “warm and energetic” professional that has exemplary customer service skills. She has years of experience working with teachers, children, parents, and clients. She has conducted staff development trainings and parent seminars; directed meetings with teachers, parents, and Boards; as well as held motivational events to maintain a high retention of teachers and families.

After receiving a BA Degree in Elementary Education in South Carolina, Ms. Mayfield moved to D. C. to continue her career in education at Early Environments, Inc. to develop the skills that would eventually lead her to become a Director at Fingerprints Child Development Center for Bright Horizons.

During her time at Early Environments, Inc., she worked as an Acting Director and Preschool Program Coordinator before accepting a position as an Assistant Director and Infant/Toddler Coordinator at FERC Child Development Center through Bright Horizons. She later became a director at this center and worked there for 14 years. She helped lead this location through NAEYC accreditation on three occasions.

Ms. Mayfield has been described as one who “has the servant leadership skills to influence and guide organizational effectiveness that provides excellent customer service with proficiency for all involved.”

Gwendolyn Mayfield, BA

Center Director KinderCare Education, Alexandria, VA, Co-Director of Hospitality

Jennifer Murry was born in Washington, DC and grew up with five brothers and sisters as an army brat with her family. In 1985, Jennifer graduated from Hampton University (formerly Hampton Institute) and since then has completed post graduate studies and received several management certifications.

After college, Jennifer moved to California and began her career working for the Federal Government as a civilian worker in the IT field. After working for the Department of Navy and Department of Army, Jennifer transitioned into the private industry.

In the private sector, Jennifer has worked in IT Program Management as an employee for Booz Allen & Hamilton, Metropolitan Life Insurance, Lockheed Aeronautical Systems, Coca Cola Enterprises and IBM Global Services. Jennifer has managed critical programs and large teams and budgets.

In 2001, Jennifer began IT consulting on her own; and from 2001-2016, Jennifer provided management consulting services to several companies including United Way, JP Morgan Chase, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Sallie Mae, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority.

Since 2016, Jennifer has been employed at Technical Resources Management, Inc., and she currently manages a team of 33 team people for a $25 million-dollar contract at the Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Jennifer has also been a dedicated partner in the ministry with her husband, Earnest Murry. Earnest & Jennifer are the proud parents to their son, Martin.

Jennifer Murry, BS, MBA (pending)

Technical Management Resources, Inc. - Washington, DC, Chief Financial Officer

Lillian D. Norman, a native of North Carolina, is a retired English Teacher and Administrator for the Rochester City School District. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her graduate study was done at the State University of New York at Brockport, where she earned a Master of Science Degree in Secondary Education, a Certificate of Advanced Study, and a Certificate of Permanent Certification as a School District Administrator. Her professional career includes thirty-three years as a secondary school educator and administrator.
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During her years with the Rochester City School District, Lillian was very active at the district and school level. In 1978, she worked as a “Teacher on Special Assignment,” serving as the “Team Leader” for one of the District’s three Secondary School Reorganization plans. Also, at the District’s request in 1991, she traveled to Houston, Texas, to assist in conducting a professional development, site-based management workshop for the Houston Independent School District’s “Schools of Excellence Convention.” On the high school level, she worked with the school-based planning team and served as an advisor of extra-curricular activities. In this capacity, she often organized assembly programs, workshops, and conferences, and brought in outstanding local and out-of-state presenters. Many of the activities in which she engaged were sponsored by the East High School Ebony Culture Club, which she founded in the early 70’s and dedicated to promoting knowledge of African American history and culture, academic achievement, higher education, and career awareness.
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Lillian is married and has one son. She is a Golden Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a public service sorority and Phi Delta Kappa, a professional association for educators. Among her awards are the St. Augustine’s University Certificate of Merit, Urban League of Rochester Certificate of Outstanding Service, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.’s Community Service Award, J. C. Penney Golden Rule Award for Community Service, and Delta Great Teacher Award for New York State.

Lillian D. Norman, BS, MS, CAS

RCSD Educator/Administrator (Retired) - Rochester, New York, Executive Senior Advisor - Director of Website Management