Vani Ari joins the 21CSLA State Center as a UTK Trainer with 19 years of experience as a teacher, instructional coach, and school leader in early and elementary educational settings. She’s proud to have served young learners and their families as a preschool and Kindergarten teacher, and as an administrator for an early education school. Vani received her M.A. in Educational Leadership and administrative credential from UC Berkeley’s Principal Leadership Institute. She is dedicated to creating access for diverse learners so that they can recognize their innate brilliance and supporting thoughtfully constructed environments that authentically partner with families and communities. Vani is excited about contributing to an understanding that high-quality early childhood education can have an impactful change in the lives of young learners.