Sabrina Henry, B.S Ed-Birth Through Five, 2011, joins Project SEED as the director. The program provides an innovative, fully funded teacher preparation experience for professionals interested in earning a degree in Birth-Five.
Tell us about the work you’re doing.
I was in the education field for 15 years. During the last year, I spent a lot more time at home caring for my family. Being at home gave me opportunities to manage other businesses we have, do self-publishing and marketing of my books and continue to explore avenues of things to keep my mind active. Lately, I’ve joined Project SEED as the director for the Birth Through Five program at Georgia State.
What’s your story?
I am originally from Jamaica but have been living in America for over 12 years with my husband of 15 years and our four children.
Prior to completing my degree at Georgia State, I taught in Jamaica and embraced the field of education in America for a few years. I also accepted an opportunity to teach in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and spent five years teaching kindergarten there.
Previous to the UAE and while at Georgia State I participated in a month-long internship in China and lived with a Chinese family. We had a great cultural exchange experience. Coming from Jamaica and having exposure to other cultures my way was paved a little smoother to teach in Abu Dhabi.
For my educational experience, I completed an M.A. in early childhood education and an M.A. in organizational leadership and change. I have taken on the challenge of completing several certificate courses in TESL/TEFL/TESL. All of these have added to my general understanding and training of working with children and adults from various backgrounds.
I am also a self-published author and have published six books. Four of the books are children’s books: “The Colorful Cultures of Me,” “I Am So Happy! My VP Looks Like Me!” “My Afro! My Hair!” and “A-Z Help Me Grow” toddler coloring book. My other two books are: “If All Wounds Were Visible” and “Come Wid Wi: From Dubai to Jamaica.”
I love the field of education and find ways to support it as much as I can whenever possible. I was in the process of signing up to acquire early care and learning train the trainer certification but the Covid-19 pandemic interrupted that. I also want to be a spokesperson for victims/survivors of domestic violence and I’m still exploring the avenues to get involved in that in a more official manner.
I am a proud graduate of Georgia State and I continue to brag about the time I’ve spent here and the friends I’ve met and still remain connected with.