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Attention Early Childhood Trainers!

Are you interested in being considered for our list of trainers?

Camp Fire is accepting request for proposals (RFP) for training services to be provided in the interest of Camp Fire's Creative Training Solutions Program. The purpose of RFP is to solicit training proposals on a variety of topics in different formats such as workshops, and series of workshops which are appropriate for child care staff, family child care providers, and administrators/directors. We hope to reach a diverse population of competent professionals interested in providing training services through Camp Fire USA. A number of proposals will be selected.

Trainers Proposal Packet

Our Trainers

Travis Davis, M. Ed.
Program Director for Community Professional Development

Travis comes to Camp Fire with extensive education in the early childhood field. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development from the University of Central Oklahoma, as well as a Master of Education degree in Counselor Education from the University of North Texas. He is currently completing work at the University of North Texas to receive his doctorate in Early Child Education.

A native of Oklahoma, Travis worked with Child Care Associates as a Mental Health Coordinator, prior to joining Camp Fire. His academic experience as a Master Teacher and Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas included creating and implementing curriculum for preschool age children and supervising and mentoring Early Childhood Education student teachers.

He is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and represents Fort Worth on the state board of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children.

Pam Rinn, M.S., CFLE
Program Director

Pam Rinn supervises mentoring and quality enhancement programs for child care programs that serve children birth through 5 years. She also works with elementary school teachers to support children’s learning and success. Pam’s philosophy is to nurture the whole child by celebrating individual uniqueness and working to strengthen the environmental systems that influence the child including family, child care, and school. Social and emotional foundations are critical for successful development and Pam is passionate about helping adults learn about the “under the underneath” of child behavior and promoting rich learning environments.

Pam holds a Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and is currently a doctoral student in Family Therapy at Texas Woman’s University. She has more than 25 years of experience working with children, families and community outreach programs. Pam’s previous experience as a family child care provider, early childhood teacher, curriculum coordinator, director of children’s ministries, mentor to childcare professionals, facilitator and creator of professional development workshops, series, seminars and parent education series provides a relevant and diverse set of experiences to support her current role.

Pam is married and has two daughters. Pam enjoys spending time with family and grandchildren. Her hobbies include camping, reading, gardening, cooking and traveling.

Lisa Austin, M. A.
Child Development Specialist

Lisa is a great example of the saying, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I made it here as fast as I could.” Born and raised in Connecticut, she and her family moved to Fort Worth 17 years ago and she has spent her days helping educate and support children and those who care for them in our community ever since.
Lisa began her career in the child care field after earning her Master of Arts in School Psychology Fairfield University. In addition to her work as a preschool teacher, she spent eight years as a child care center director.

Lisa is currently pursuing her Master of Science Degree in Child Development from Texas Woman’s University.

Lisa is married and has one daughter. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching sports and spending time with her family.

Hortencia Serna
Child Development Specialist

Hortencia Serna is a bilingual mentor who supports quality enhancement programs for child care programs that serve children birth through 5 years. She enjoys working on-site with child care providers both in the center and in home care settings to provide quality learning environments for children. She also provides quality professional development classes through Camp Fire trainings, community centers and conferences. Her creativity helps others discover new ways to use resources and spark new ideas in those she teaches and mentors.

She is a certified bilingual mediator and volunteer at the juvenile courts at Tarrant County Juvenile Services. Hortencia serves as a mentor for an elementary age children and teaches ESL. She has also worked as a Head Start lead teacher.

Hortencia has one daughter and two wonderful grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, working in her garden and creating floral arrangements.

DeVonna Wicks, B.S.
Child Development Specialist

DeVonna Wicks has worked in the early childhood field for over 15 years. Five of those years were spent as an owner and director of two child care centers with 170 children and 20 staff members combined For the past ten years, DeVonna has been an early childhood trainer for non-profit agencies.
DeVonna earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southwestern Adventist College.
Her passion is for early childhood training. She is a trainer and consultant to directors, teachers and parents of children birth to age 5 years.

DeVonna is married and has three children.

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