I have been working within the field of Early Childhood Education over 20 years. I began my Early Childhood experience as a classroom teacher and have spent the last fifteen years within administration. Along the way, I have also taken part in some very pertinent research involving the quality of early childhood environments at the University of Oklahoma.
I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Child Development at the University of Oklahoma. At the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, I completed my Master’s degree in Health Administration and Supervision. I am currently finishing my Ph.D. In Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. At the GFECC I have implemented my plan for my dissertation by developing an emergent curriculum model that focuses on developmental success with Reflective Supervision as a foundation.
I love training and the development of classroom environments. My favorite part of early childhood is the relationships that are developed throughout the building . . . children, families, and staff. Research proves that it is within this context that the best foundation for academic success is born.