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Meet The Gravely Group Staff: Yvette Dobbs, Head Start Management Expert

ydobbsIt is with great pleasure that I introduce Yvette Dobbs as a member of The Gravely Group. Yvette has been with us for the last year working behind the scenes to develop new systems for the Group and drive our work into a new direction to better serve our clients.

Yvette is the Head Start Management Expert at the Gravely Group. She has been providing training and technical assistance to non-profit organizations for the last 25 years. She is well versed in Head Start Performance Standards and Management Systems. We look to Yvette to be our “Human Google” in the area of Head Start. Yvette has managed millions of dollars in federal and state grants as well as developed innovative nationwide curriculum.

Yvette brings a unique and results oriented perspective to the field of Early Childhood Education and Management. Whenever she works with a Head Start program, Yvette inserts energy with the intention of building capacity from within the organization so that the work of team building and positive action can be sustained long after she has departed.

She has been a Head Start Director and a Head Start Fellow at the University of California Los Angeles. Additionally, Yvette was a National Finalist for National Head Start Bureau Fellowship. She is certified as a trainer in the Joyce Epstein’s Family School Community Partnership Curriculum from Johns Hopkins University. Yvette has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Dillard University in New Orleans, LA and a Master’s Degree in Education from Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin.

Yvette is a firm believer of speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves, and she says, “The children in Head Start deserve a loud strong voice.” We look forward to building a great future with Yvette on The Gravely Group management team.

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  1. Sabrina Buckingham says:

    Hello Yvette Dobbs,

    This is Sabrina Buckingham, you once hired me to become an Assistant Director at Urban Day School. However, since then I have been working for Milwaukee Public Schools. My current position is a Special Education Teacher. I am reaching out to you too see if you would like to write me out a recommendation letter. I am applying for a position as a Senior Director – Talent Manager. My undergraduate degree is in Human Resources and I have received a Masters Degree in Public Administration graduated in June 2013. If you find it in your heart to do so, please forward letter in e-mail.

    Thanks in advance,

    Ms. Sabrina Buckingham

  2. Margie Malone says:

    This is Margie Malone! I was in one of your training session(June 26-29) Region IV. I really enjoyed and learned so much from your session.

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