Meet the Indiana Non-Formal CDA Staff
Indiana Non-Formal CDA Project
Judy Tonk, Senior Director, Non-Formal CDA Project/Senior Contract Manager
Judy Tonk is in her twelfth year as Senior Director of the Indiana Non-Formal CDA Project with Indiana AEYC. As Senior Director she oversees the development of the CDA classes offered state-wide through the project. Additionally, Judy is responsible for the management of Indiana AEYC sub-recipient contracts related to the project assuring compliance with Indiana AEYC and Funders.
Prior to coming to Indiana AEYC, Judy worked for the State for 33 years beginning with the Division of Family Resources (previously the Department of Public Welfare) in Lake County, where she performed various responsibilities relating to TANF Assistance, Child Welfare and Medicaid Disability. She moved to Indianapolis in 1985, taking a position with the Indiana Department on Aging and Community Service where she was instrumental in implementing the state’s first Child Development Associate (CDA) credential scholarship program for child care facilities receiving funds through the Social Services Block Grant.
Judy is a licensed social worker in Indiana (LSW) and a proud graduate of Purdue University. She is a past recipient of the Indiana AEYC Hoosier Education Award for her work in Lake County.
Sharon Post, Project Coordinator, Non-Formal CDA Project
Sharon Post serves as the Project Coordinator for the Indiana Non-Formal CDA Project. Sharon holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University and a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Indiana State University. Sharon has over twenty five years of experience in the field Early Childhood Education as an Educator, Administrator/ Owner, Adjunct Instructor, and leader. Most recently Sharon served as a Student Teacher Supervisor at Butler University and as an Elementary teacher with Cleveland Heights/University Heights City School District, where she worked for over twenty years. She also comes to us with extensive experience on developing and implementing trainings, lecturing, several years of instructing with courses ranging from “Parent involvement”, “Nature vs Nature”, and “Tools of Assessment’, and various workshops on early childhood topics
Sharon hails from Cleveland, OH by way of South Bend, IN. In her spare time she likes gardening and spending time with her family and five grandchildren.