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Faculty and Staff in the BAS-T Program

Krissy Kim

Credentials

  • Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, Northeastern University
  • MS, Instruction: Elementary Education & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Drexel University
  • BA, Human Development: Early Childhood Education, Pacific Oaks College
  • ATA, Early Childhood Education, Olympic College

Experience in the Field

  • Child Care (ages 2-8)
  • Head Start/ECEAP (ages 3-5)
  • Family Literacy (ages 0-5)
  • Primary School (grades K & 3)
  • Co-op Preschool (ages 3-5)

Status

Director, Full-time, Tenured

Specializations

  • Math, Science
  • Observation, Assessment
  • Diversity
  • TESOL

Leesa Thomas

Credentials

  • MS, Early Childhood Education, Specialization in English as a Second Language, Erikson Institute
  • BA, Education: Elementary Education, Western Washington University
  • AA, General Studies, Olympic College

Experience in the Field

  • Child Care (ages 2-8)
  • Head Start/ECEAP (ages 3-5)
  • Primary School (grades K)

Status

Full-time, Tenure-track

Specializations

  • Language, Literacy
  • Math, Science
  • Practicum
  • Curriculum Development
  • Child Guidance, Classroom Management
  • TESOL

Angela Merritt

Credentials

  • Ph,D, Human Development, University of California, Davis (ABD)
  • MS, Child Development, University of California, Davis
  • BA, Child Psychology, University of Minnesota
  • AAS, Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Barron County

Experience in the Field

  • Child Care (ages 0-5)
  • Before & After School Care (grades K-5)
  • Preschool (ages 3-5)
  • Primary School (grades K & 3)

Status

Full-time, Tenure-track

Specializations

  • Child Development
  • Math, Science

Davida Sharpe-Haygood

Credentials

  • M.Ed. Special Education and Early Childhood Education, Ashford University
  • BS, Business and Marketing, Grand Canyon University

Experience in the Field

  • Child Care (ages 1-4)

Status

Full-time, Tenure-track

Specializations

  • Health, Safety, Nutrition
  • Special Education
  • Student Teaching

Ana Arana

Credentials

  • MS, Early Childhood Studies: Management, Leadership and Administration, Walden University
  • BA, Human Development: Early Childhood Education, Washington State University

Experience in the Field

  • Child Care (ages 2-10)
  • Head Start, ECEAP (ages 3-5)

Status

Part-time

Specialization

  • Practicum

Greg Brazell

​​​​​​​Credentials

  • MA, Early Childhood Education Curriculum & Design, Leslie University
  • BA, Education: Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Central Washington University
  • AAS, Early Childhood Education, Pierce College

Experience in the Field

  • Child Care (ages 0-12)
  • Head Start, ECEAP (ages 3-5)
  • Elementary School (grades 3 & 4)
  • Co-op Preschool (ages 3-5)

Status

Part-time, Tenured

Specialization

  • Curriculum Development

David Ferguson

Credentials

  • M.Ed., Music Education, Boston University (ant. April 2017)
  • MA, Teaching: K-12 General, Instrumental, and Choral Music, Seattle Pacific University
  • BA, Music, Seattle Pacific University
  • AA, Arts and Sciences, Bellevue College

Experience in the Field

  • Child Care (ages 2-10)
  • General Music (preschool-grade 8)
  • Musical Theatre (preschool-grade 8)
  • Piano Education (ages 4-adult)

Status

Part-time, Tenure-track

Specialization

  • Music

Sharon Hartley Iverson

Credentials

  • MA, Visual Studies, Cardinal Stritch University
  • BA, Art Education, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Experience in the Field

  • Elementary Art (grades K-4)
  • Art and Integrated Arts Workshops (ages 4-adult)

Status

Part-time

Specializations

  • Visual Art
  • Integrated Arts

Sharene Leek

Credentials

  • MS, Early Childhood Education w/ Teaching Adults, Walden
  • BA, Early Childhood Education w/ Administration, City University
  • AAS, Early Childhood Education, Green Rivers Community College
  • CDA, Green River Community College

Experience in the Field

  • Child Care (ages 1-5)
  • Head Start (ages 3-5)
  • Family Child Care (0-12)
  • Early Head Start (ages 0-3)
  • WAVA (grades K-2)

Status

Part-time

Specializations

  • Environments
  • Diversity

Olga Webstad

Credentials

  • MA, Early Childhood Education, Ashford University
  • BA, Early Childhood Education Administration, Ashford University
  • AAS, Early Childhood Education, Pierce College

Experience in the Field

  • Child Care (ages 0-5)
  • ECEAP (3-5)
  • Early Head Start (0-3)
  • Preschool (3-5)

Status

Part-time

Specializations

  • Child, Family, Community Relations
  • Diversity

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