You, the CDA Professional Development (PD) Specialist™, will be required to maintain and
update your CDA PD Specialist™ profile in YourCouncil. The profile includes your contact
information and a biography with professional skills, expertise, spoken languages and setting
specialization. Your biography in YourCouncil links directly to the profile card within the
online Find-a-PD Specialist Online Directory. You may access YourCouncil any time to update
your profile and biography.
Updating Your Profile
ACCESSING YOUR PROFILE
Your Profile is accessible from two areas in your Personal Dashboard.
Option 1: You may access your Profile by clicking the person icon in the top right menu of
your Personal Dashboard.
Option 2: You may access your Profile by clicking the Profile button in the left menu bar
on your Personal Dashboard.
UPDATE BIOGRAPHY AND PHOTO
To update your biography and photo, click on the “My Picture (Upload a Picture)” button in
the left menu bar on your Personal Dashboard.
Since there is limited space to write your professional statement, it is important to
highlight only the critical facts that candidates need to know when selecting a CDA PD
Specialist™. Consider including information about your current background check, fluent
foreign language skills, specialized knowledge and talents. These kinds of factors will help
candidates determine the best choice of PD Specialist in their local community.
Once you update your biography, it will show on the information card candidates see when
searching for a PD Specialist in the Find-a-PD Specialist Online Directory.
About this Specialist:
I have been working in the field of Education since 1999 and has trained educators in 20 states on various
topics such as assessment and curriculum. I completed a Master’s Degree (Education) in 2004 and worked
in a variety of positions related to Education such as Literacy Intern (Kindergarten), Assistant Early
Childhood Specialist (Head Start), and Program Specialist (Head Sta