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Faculty and Staff in the BAS-T Program

Leesa Thomas

Tenured

  • Degrees and Credentials: Ph.D., Higher Education and Adult Learning, Walden University (anticipated 2020); M.S., Early Childhood Education, specialization in English as a second language, Erikson Institute; B.A., Education, Western Washington University; A.A., General Studies, Olympic College
  • Experience in the Field: Child Care; Head Start/ECEAP; Primary School
  • Courses Taught: ECED 385, 395

Angela Blums

Tenured

  • Degrees and Credentials: Ph.D., Human Development, University of California, Davis; M.S., Child Development, University of California, Davis; B.A., Child Psychology, University of Minnesota; A.A.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Barron County
  • Experience in the Field: Child Care; Before and After School Care; Preschool; Primary School
  • Courses Taught: ECED 325

Davida Sharpe-Haygood

Tenured

  • Degrees and Credentials: Ed.D., Organizational Leadership in Special Education, Ashford University (anticipated 2021); M.Ed. Special Education and Early Childhood Education, Ashford University; BS, Business and Marketing, Grand Canyon University
  • Experience in the Field: Child Care 
  • Courses Taught: ECED 307, 335, 340, 365, 485

Candis Eckert

Tenure-track

  • Degrees and Credentials: Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Washington; M.A., Elementary Education, University of Washington; B.A., Early Childhood and Family Studies, University of Washington
  • Experience in the Field: Elementary School
  • Courses Taught: ECED 325, 355, 395, 485, 497/498

AmberRose Houck

Field Experience and Teacher Certification Manager

  • Degrees and Credentials: M.Ed., College Student Services Administration, Oregon State University; B.A., Education, Oregon State University; B.A., English, Oregon State University
  • Experience in the Field: Middle School, High School

Olga Webstad

Adjunct

  • Degrees and Credentials: M.A., Early Childhood Education, Ashford University; B.A., Early Childhood Education Administration, Ashford University; A.A.S., Early Childhood Education, Pierce College
  • Experience in the Field: Child Care; ECEAP; Early Head Start; Preschool 
  • Courses Taught: ECED 355

Karen Senaga

Tenure-track

  • Degrees and Credentials: Ph.D., History, Mississippi State University; M.A., History, Mississippi State University; B.A., History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; B.A., African American Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Courses Taught: ISS 300

Madeline Cooper

Adjunct

  • Degrees and Credentials: M.S., Biology
  • Experience in the Field: Environmental Science
  • Courses Taught: NSCI 300

Tiki Wilson

Adjunct

  • Degrees and Credentials: M.Ed., Elementary Education, University of Puget Sound; B.A., Psychology, University of Puget Sound
  • Experience in the Field: Elementary School; Middle School
  • Courses Taught: ECED 497/498

Shauna Perez

Adjunct

  • Degrees and Credentials: Administrative Credentials, Washington State University; M.S., Education, Elementary Literacy, Walden University; B.A., B.S., Sociology and Early Childhood/K-8, Central Washington University
  • Experience in the Field: Elementary School
  • Courses Taught: ECED 497/498

Beth Snyder

Adjunct

  • Degrees and Credentials: Practice Based Coaching Certificate, University of Washington; M.A., Early Childhood Education, University of Phoenix; B.A., Art Education, University of Washington; B.A., Fine Arts, University of Washington
  • Experience in the Field: Child Care; Head Start/ECEAP; Elementary School
  • Courses Taught: ECED 497/498