Tonia Padrick, Department Chair of Education Programs

Tonia Padrick

Certifications/Licensure/Professional Associations

NC Institute for Child Development Professionals:  Early Educator Certification Level 12
NC-AEYC/ National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Member
NC-ACCESS & ACCESS (NC Early Childhood Education Associate Degree Educators Association) Member
NC Early Childhood Administration Credential Equivalency-Level III
NC Early Childhood Lead Teacher Credential Certification
NC Certified ITS-SIDS Trainer
NC Certified BSAC Trainer
Play It Safe (NC Playground Safety) Trainer
WV ACDS Academy
WV STARS Certification Level III


M.A. Education – Early Childhood Education – University of Phoenix
B.A. Education - Education of Young Children, University of North Carolina Wilmington
A.A.S. Early Childhood Education – Cape Fear Community College
A.A.S. Accounting – Commonwealth College of Virginia

Professional Experience

Early Childhood Education Teacher (Infants, Three-Fours, Kindergarten)
Early Childhood Education Administrator
Family Child Care Home Owner-Operator
Professional Development Coordinator – Smart Start of New Hanover County & Pender County
Quality Enhancement Consultant – Smart Start of New Hanover County
Stacking Up the Stars Trainer


SECU Partnership East Advisory Committee
JoCo Chapter of NCaeyc President
Johnston County Schools Career & Technical Education Advisory Council
NC Child Care Resource & Referral Advisory Council

Contact information

Tonia Padrick
Department Chair of Education Programs
(919) 209-2500