EDUCATION

  • Doctorate of Philosophy K-12 Studies Capella University
  • Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction with Adult Education University of Phoenix
  • Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education Kutztown University

ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES & INTERESTS

Early Childhood Education, Teacher Leadership, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, CDA Instruction, Diversity, and Inclusion

PUBLICATIONS

Dissertation Title- Hidden Gems: A Quantitative Study of Perceptions of Teacher Leadership

BACKGROUND

  • Director of Early Childhood Education Manor College, Jenkintown, PA 2011-present
  • Liberal Arts Chair Manor College, Jenkintown, PA 2013-2015
  • Director of Early Learning Parent-Infant Center 2006-2011
  • Day Care Supervisor West Philadelphia Community Center 2002-2006
  • Early Intervention Coordinator Green Tree School 2000-2002
  • Professor Manor College 2011-Present
  • Adjunct Professor Esperanza College 2011
  • Certified PQAS Trainer 2006-Present
  • CDA Instructor (online and in person) 2006-Present
  • Early Intervention Teacher Green Tree School 1997-2002
  • Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Little People Day School 1996-1997

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Reading: Read over 100 books a year, walking, volunteering, listening to music

COURSES TAUGHT

Child Development 0-9 ED 104

  • The Early Childhood Professional ED 110
  • Family Partnerships in Early Childhood Education ED 105
  • The Inclusive Classroom ED 208
  • Integrated Arts In Early Childhood Education ED 210
  • Early Literacy Foundations ED 212

EXTRACURRICULARS

  • Club Advisor for the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Club

ALL THE REST

Certifications

  • PA Instructional I Certificate: Early Childhood Education
  • PA Instructional I Certification: Elementary Education
  • PQAS (Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System) Trainer

Awards

  • Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award, May 2016
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, January 2014
  • Faculty Trustee Award, May 2013

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children-NAEYC member
  • Delaware Valley Association for Young Children-DVAEYC member
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development-ASCD member
  • National Black Child Development Institute-NBCI member

Presentations

  • Early Childhood Summit Conference, October 2017, Presenter.  Presentation Title: Hidden Gems: Teacher Leaders Are the Heart of the Program
  • Teaching Professor Conference, June 2018, Co-Presenter.  Presentation Title: Dialoguing on Diversity, Privilege, and Oppression: A Pen Pal Project

Research Projects:

  • Building a Bridge between Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, Dialoguing on Diversity, Race, Privilege, and Oppression: A Pen Pal Project in Higher Education with Dr. Pamela Dixon and Nicole Van Ert from Viterbo University, Fall 2017