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Faculty and Staff in the Education Programs

Ana Arana

Part-time

  • Degrees and 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)
  • Specializations: Practicum

Stacy Arbuckle

Part-time

  • Degrees and Credentials: M.Ed. Special Education, University of Houston; BA, Human Development focus in Family Studies, Washington State University
  • Experience in the Field: Primary School Special Education (P-2), Early Intervention (0-3)

Angela Blums

Full-time, Tenure-track

  • Degrees and Credentials: Ph,D, Human Development, University of California, Davis; 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 and After School Care (grades K–5); Preschool (ages 3–5); Primary School (grades K & 3)
  • Specializations: Child Development; Math, Science

Greg Brazell

Part-time, formerly tenured

  • Degrees and 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)
  • Specializations: Curriculum Development

Karen Doten

Part-time

  • Degrees and Credentials: MFA, Art, University of Iowa; BA, Art, Central Washington University
  • Experience in the Field: Art Education
  • Specializations: Art

David Ferguson

  • Degrees and Credentials: M.Ed., Music Education, Boston University; 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)
  • Specializations: Music

Erica Hernandez-Scott

Part-time

  • Degrees and Credentials: PhD., Curriculum & Instruction, University of Missouri; MA, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Missouri; BA, Elementary Education, Rockhurst University
  • Experience in the Field: Elementary School (K-6)

Krissy Kim

Full-time, Tenured

  • Degrees and 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)
  • Specializations: Math, Science; Observation, Assessment; Diversity; TESOL

Sharene Leek

Part-time

  • Degrees and Credentials: Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership and Management, Walden (anticipated 2020); 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)
  • Specializations: Environments, Diversity

Joyce Pace

Part-time

  • Degrees and Credentials: MA Education, Pacific Lutheran University; BA, American Studies, University of Washington
  • Experience in the Field: High school social studies
  • Specializations: Social Studies

Leiani Sherwin

Full-time

  • Degrees and Credentials: Master in Teaching, Elementary Education, City University; BS, Social Work, Oklahoma Christian University
  • Experience in the Field: Head Start/ECEAP (Ages 3–5); Primary School Title/LAP (Grades K–6)

Davida Sharpe-Haygood

Full-time, Tenure-track

  • 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 (ages 1–4)
  • Specializations: Health, Safety, Nutrition; Special Education; Student Teaching

Nick Stephens

Part-time

  • Degrees and Credentials: MS, Botany, University of Washington; BS, Biology, University of Washington
  • Experience in the Field: High school science
  • Specializations: Science

Leesa Thomas

Full-time, Tenure-track

  • Degrees and Credentials: Ph.D., Higher Education and Adult Learning, Walden (anticipated 2020); 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 (grade K)
  • Specializations: Language, Literacy; Math, Science; Practicum; Curriculum Development; Child Guidance, Classroom Management; TESOL

Olga Webstad

Part-time

  • Degrees and 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 (0–5); ECEAP (3–5); Early Head Start (0–3); Preschool (3–5)
  • Specializations: Child, Family, Community Relations; Diversity

Juniper White

Part-time

  • Degrees and Credentials: MFA, Creative Writing; BA, The Evergreen State College
  • Experience in the Field: English Language Arts and ESOL
  • Specialization: English

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