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My background is in early childhood education and I have been a lecturer in the Education Department since 2012. Prior to this position I gained 22 years of experience as the Head Teacher of the Psychology Department's Preschool Lab. I have enjoyed varied teaching positions from preschool to fourth grade at the University of Pittsburgh's Falk Laboratory School, the Winchester-Thurston School in Pittsburgh, Wilmington Area School District and the Michael Reese Hospital Childcare Program in Chicago.
I am excited about sharing my enthusiasm for early childhood with the exceptional young men and women of Westminster College. I have a master's degree in elementary education and in early childhood from the University of Pittsburgh.
Memberships include NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and NAREA (North American Reggio Emilia Alliance). I have presented with colleagues for local PAEYC (Pittsburgh) conferences, PaCIE (Pennsylvania Council for International Education) and local early childhood training workshops. Research interests include children's story-telling development through wordless book study and implications of technology in the early childhood setting.