Noelle Cannon, M.A. is a Professional Development Coach and Training Consultant. Noelle specializes in working with professionals from the fields of Early Childhood, Behavioral Health, and Child Welfare.
Noelle has worked in the field of Child Welfare since 1999 when she began as a program assistant in a school for children with social and emotional needs. During this time she realized the great need for these children to be understood by their families and their communities. In the years following, Noelle began working with resource families, assisting them in meeting the social and emotional needs of children in the system. This work eventually extended to working with Birth Families and Child Protective Services staff as a trainer for the State of Tennessee. In 2012, Noelle became a certified Suicide Prevention Specialist with the goal of teaching school systems and the community how to recognize the signs of suicide and intervene when needed. A large part of this effort became about building resilience in young children in order to improve social and emotional communication skills.
Education is important to Noelle and she continually seeks professional development for herself through workshops and conferences. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Child Welfare from Middle Tennessee State University in 2001 and her Master's Degree in Communication Studies from Austin Peay State University in 2015. Noelle is currently in her final year as a Doctoral student earning and Educational Doctorate in Leadership Studies. Her dissertation focus is on Social and Emotional Learning.
Noelle is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), The Southern Early Childhoood Association (SECA), The Association for Infant Mental Health in Tennessee (AIMHiTN). She serves on the board of the Two Rivers Association for the Education of Young Children (TRAEYC) as well as the Executive Board of Directors for the Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Action Agency.
In 2013 Noelle began training the Nurturing Parenting programs and in 2014 she became one of the first Certified Kimochis trainers in the nation. She brings her 20+ years of training experience to her workshops to ensure an engaging, professional, and FUN learning experience for participants.
Noelle resides in Clarksville, Tennessee, just north of Nashville. She is married with one son in his twenties and a dog (Baxter) and cat (Lilah) who may as well be children themselves.