ECC Curriculum Coordinator
My name is Lisa Jackey and I am the Curriculum Coordinator. I have been working within the field of Early Childhood Education over 20 years now, although I have been engulfed in education since I was a child. You can say education runs in my blood! My mother is a Director for Curriculum and Instruction for a public school district in New Jersey. I began my Early Childhood experience as a classroom teacher and have spent the last fifteen years within administration. Along the way, I have also taken part in some very pertinent research involving the quality of early childhood environments at the University of Oklahoma.
I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Child Development at the University of Oklahoma. At the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, I completed my Master’s degree in Health Administration and Supervision. I have completed all but my dissertation for my Doctorate of Education in Early Childhood Education. My dissertation topic is Promoting Healthy Mental Health through Social Emotional Development in Young Children. Here at the GFECC I have implemented my plan for dissertation by developing a training program and Reflective Supervision model that enables teachers to participate in supporting children’s mental health and social emotional development, as well as their own.
I love training and the development of classroom environments. My favorite part of early childhood is the relationships that are developed throughout the building . . . children, families, and staff. Research proves that it is within this context that the best foundation for academic success is born.
Feel free to stop by the Preschool to meet me anytime! I look forward to meeting you!