Audrey Pabs-Garnon

Title: Early Childhood Consultant

Audrey Pabs-Garnon has a long career as an early childhood educator and is passionate about working with young children. She gained her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Early Childhood Education, specializing in guidance and counseling, from the Universities of Nottingham, Bristol and Reading in the United Kingdom respectively. For almost two decades she served as Director of the American Institute of Physics on-site Child Care Center in College Park, Maryland, for which she attained National [NAEYC] & State [MSDE] accreditations.

Currently she is an International Early Childhood Consultant, a Center Director, an MSDE Accreditation Validator and a part-time Reliability Assessor of ITERS & ECERS for Maryland State Department of Education [MSDE] and Maryland Family Network [MFN]. Together with her brother, they continue their mother’s legacy by managing the 55 year old Baana Nursery & Preparatory School in Freetown Sierra Leone.

Audrey travels extensively, conducts workshops, and makes presentations at conferences. She is a member of various philanthropic organizations, and serves on several Advisory & Non-Profit Boards including Maryland State Child Care Association [MSCCA] and Child Resource Connect [CRC] formerly the Prince George’s Child Resource Center. Audrey was named Woman of the Year 2010/2011 by the National Association of Professional Women and in 2017 was elected the first female Chairperson of the National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America [NOSLINA]. She is currently the third term President of AWOGA [Annie Walsh Old Girls Association] Washington. Her hobbies include traveling, sewing, cooking and reading.