Martha Woodward Isler is director of public policy, Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) where she is responsible for educating elected officials on the importance of investing in early childhood programs and services, bringing a five-county western regional focus to state committees and supporting models for improving school readiness for at-risk children through kindergarten transition activities. She is the former director of the Early Childhood Initiative of the United Way of Allegheny County and former associate executive director of the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh for Child Care Partnerships. Her long history of working on behalf of children includes developing and directing one of the first Head Start systems in the country for Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties in New Jersey.
Currently serving as a certified trainer/consultant with the National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA), Isler is a founding member of the boards of the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, NARA and the Pennsylvania Association of Child Care Agencies. She also serves as the assistant secretary to the CCAC Board of Trustees. She holds permanent Pennsylvania teacher certification and a Bachelor of Science in elementary education, special education K–12 from the Pennsylvania State University.
CCAC is proud to call Martha Woodward Isler a distinguished friend.