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University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5354 Human Environmental Sciences HES 100D , Box 118

Education and Certifications

Ed.D. Curriculum & Instruction, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Emphasis Area: Early Childhood Education


M. Ed. University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma

Emphasis Area: Early Childhood Education


                         B.S. Family & Child Development, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma



1999 to Present          University of Central Oklahoma        

College of Education & Professional Studies

 Family Life Education, Human Environment Sciences  Professor


1998 - 1999                 University of Central Oklahoma        

College of Education & Professional Studies

  Family Life Education, Human Environment Sciences

  Adjunct Instructor


1997-1998                   Oklahoma City Community College,

                                    Child Development Program, Adjunct Instructor


1997- 1998                  Oklahoma Christian University, Department of Elementary Education & Early   Childhood Education, Adjunct Instructor


1998 - 1996                Westminster School, Oklahoma City, OK

                                    Fourth Grade Teacher

1996 –1993                 Midwest City- Del City Public Schools

                                    Kindergarten & First Grade Teacher             


Honors and Awards

  • Vanderford Teaching Award, 2018
  • Neely Excellence in Teaching, 2018
  • OKAEYC - Outstanding Service Award  2015
  • Vanderford  Initiative Award  2015

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Journal of Play Reviewer
  • International Play Association United States, Board President  
  •  The Association for The Study of Play  
  • Oklahoma City Community College Child Development Program Advisory  Board 
  • Rose State College Child Development Program Advisory Board.
  • Oklahoma State University/Oklahoma City Child Development Program Advisory Board 
  • Head Start State Collaboration Advisory Board
  • Oklahoma Chapter of March of Dimes



Classes Taught

FMCD 2213 Child Development 

FMCD 3723 Infancy & Early Childhood

FMCD 4874 Play, Curriculum & Program Development 

FMCD 3813 Developmental Assessment 


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