Rachel Spector joined The Trust in November 2007. Ms. Spector brings over 20 years’ experience in the field of early care and education, having worked for both public and private organizations. A member of the Service Partnership/Violence Prevention team for several years, in August 2012 she was selected as the new administrator of Quality Counts. Currently, Ms. Spector is a senior program manager overseeing Early Childhood and Quality Counts, Program and Professional Development, and the Innovation Fund. Prior to joining The Trust, Ms. Spector worked on a project for teen parents at the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe and also as the coordinator of an Infant Mental Health program for Family Central.
Ms. Spector earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University in New York. Her graduate studies focused on clinical services for children and families.
Ms. Spector has served as an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College where she taught in the department of early childhood education. She is a member of the Children Issues Committee, part of the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade and participates in many local early childhood committees.