She is involved in the implementation of an early childhood quality monitoring program in various early childhood settings across Louisiana. Her work involves supervising the administration of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), which is used to evaluate the effectiveness of teacher-child interactions in toddler and preschool classrooms. She also train individuals to become certified observers using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)-Toddler. She works on various community projects evaluating local efforts to promote literacy for young children.
Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)
United Way of Acadiana’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL)
Her research interests include early care environments and children’s language and literacy development.
Four years of experience working in evaluative research in the areas of early childhood and education. Worked as a speech language pathologist in the public school system for one year. Research interests include early language and literacy development, multicultural issues, and the use of qualitative methods to learn more about the social world of human communication and development.