Company/Organization/Educational Entity: Towson University
Bio: Lea Ann Christenson, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Early Childhood Education at Towson University. Her research interests include professional development for in service and pre-service teachers in urban and international settings and, early literacy and STEM instruction for young Dual Language Learners. Prior to earning her PhD at the University of Maryland, College Park in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on early literacy she taught Kindergarten-second grade and ESOL, and was an Assistant Principal in California public schools. Before her current role she was a literacy specialist at the Maryland State Department of Education.