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Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan, EdD

Biography:

Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan is the cofounder and president of the Praxis Institute for Early Childhood Education-a new, racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse college that provides graduate and undergraduate education and professional development for people who work with young children. Prior to beginning the Praxis Institute, she served six years as the dean at Pacific Oaks College Northwest. Dr. Sullivan has worked in higher education for the last twenty-three years as a teacher, researcher, curriculum developer, and administrator. She earned her doctorate in educational leadership and her master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Seattle University. Currently, Dr. Sullivan serves on Washington State's Early Learning Council, the Foundation for Early Learning Advisory, the Families and Education Levy Oversight Committee, the National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Development review panel and nominating panel, and the ParentMap Magazine editorial board. Publications: Learning to Lead: Effective Leadership Skills for Teachers of Young Children (Redleaf Press, 2003) Dr. Sullivan teaches undergraduate and graduate-level leadership classes and has over ten years of experience providing consultation, workshops, presentations, and addresses on topics such as leadership development, cultural relevancy, organizational change, and school readiness.

Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan, EdD's Books

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  • Learning to Lead, 2nd Edition: Effective Leadership Skills for Teachers of Young Children

    Author: Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan EdD
    Product Code: 539901
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-018-4

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    Recognize, shape, and use your leadership skills to become a stronger, more effective teacher. Learning to Lead provides an in-depth look at how leadership skills impact all areas of early childhood care and education with an accessible combination of leadership theory and practice. Topics and issues covered include human development, diversity, anti-bias, work with families, and social change.

    New to this edition is information on leadership connections in school-age care and nurturing leadership in children, as well as updated stories, examples, research, and theories to reflect cultural and professional changes. Each chapter is built around a combination of theories, examples, and reflection questions—all designed to prompt self-evaluation and personal leadership development. Learning to Lead is a must-have resource for early childhood teachers at all levels. Softbound, 160 pgs.

     
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  • Learning to Lead, 2nd Edition (e-book): Effective Leadership Skills for Teachers of Young Children

    Author: Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan EdD
    Product Code: 540917
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-091-7

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    Published by Redleaf Press e-book Free Sample Chapter

    Everyone who works with children is a teacher and a leader—whether in a center, family child care, preschool, school-age care, or any other environment involving children. This second edition of Learning to Lead, for early childhood professionals in all roles at all levels, prompts self-evaluation and personal leadership development. Learn what leadership is, how it impacts all areas of early child care and education, and how to facilitate it in others.

    Combining leadership theory and practice, this accessible resource covers important topics and issues such as human development, diversity, anti-bias, work with families, and social change. New to this edition are chapters on making leadership connections in school-age care and nurturing leadership in children. Each chapter is built around a combination of theories, examples, reflective questions, and inspiring stories to help you put your ideas into action and discover the natural leader within.

     
  • Learning From the Bumps in the Road: Insights From Early Childhood Leaders

    Authors: Holly Elissa Bruno MA, JD, Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan EdD, Janet Gonzalez-Mena MA, Luis Antonio Hernandez MA
    Product Code: 542065
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-206-5

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    Published by Redleaf Press

    Four dynamic leaders in early childhood share their insights and advice on a dozen professional development topics. Learning from the Bumps in the Road is a unique compilation of conversational essays that will prompt you to reflect on and strengthen your skills and abilities as you work with children, families, and colleagues. Topics include social-emotional competence, building relationships that support children, diversity and multicultural readiness, overcoming self-doubt, intentionality, power imbalances, technology, and curriculum and assessment.
    Softbound, 264 pgs.

     
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