Angie Sparks is a Professional Development Specialist with Abilities Network/Project ACT. She promotes high quality, inclusive early childhood education experiences for children of all abilities by providing training and consultation services to early childhood professionals. Through coaching, mentoring, advocating, and the provision of resources, she supports educators and families in fostering healthy social-emotional development and addressing the mental health and behavioral needs of young children. Angie has served as a Pre-K teacher and director, a fifth grade teacher, and a Curriculum Writer/Education Specialist for a for-profit corporate child care. She has worked in urban, suburban, and rural locations, which gives her a diverse perspective of children, families, and teachers.