Dr. Lea Ann Christenson >>

Board Member | Early Childhood Development

Dr. Christenson is passionate about early childhood development and brings her experience to the Board. She is an Assistant Professor of the Early Childhood Department at Towson University in Maryland.  Before holding positions in higher education Dr. Christenson worked for 18 years in the California public school system as a Kindergarten-second grade teacher, ESOL teacher and Assistant Principal. Prior to her appointment at Towson University Dr. Christenson worked at the Maryland State Department of Education as a Race to the Top Reading Specialist.  She has developed and conducted professional development for in-service teachers in a variety of contexts including El Salvador. Her research interests include emergent literacy acquisition, Pre-K and K STEM and teacher preparation and professional development