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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 From the Bumps in the Road (e-book)

    Authors: Holly Elissa Bruno MA, JD, Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan EdD, Janet Gonzalez-Mena MA, Luis Antonio Hernandez MA
    Product Code: 542607
    ISBN: 9781605542607

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press e-book

    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.
    E-book, 264 pgs.

     
  • Cultivating the Genius of Black Children: Strategies to Close the Achievement Gap in the Early Years

    Author: Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan EdD
    Product Code: 544052
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-405-2

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

    There has been much attention given to the opportunity gap between white and minority students, especially African American children. Using research and years of experience Cultivating the Genius of Black Children is able to break down the cultural influences on learning style and provides a practical approach to helping Black children thrive in the classroom.

    For Black children, defined as those of African descent, there is a disconnect between learning preferences and learning environments that must be bridged before the achievement gap can be closed. This hands-on resource is filled with effective strategies and best practices to help early childhood educators expand their "toolbox" to include strategies and approaches specifically directed to supporting Black children.

    Increasing our cultural intelligence will allow us to work across many cultural differences in our classrooms. As our schools become more diverse, cultural competency will be an increasingly important skill for teacher efficacy and children's success. By cultivating the individual genius of each child and meeting them where they are today we can invigorate the education system and provide children high quality early education experiences. Softbound, 184 pages.

    Age focus: 3–9

     
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  • Cultivating the Genius of Black Children (e-book): Strategies to Close the Achievement Gap in the Early Years

    Author: Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan EdD
    Product Code: 544069
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-406-9

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press E-book New Product

    There has been much attention given to the achievement gap between white and minority students, especially African American children. Using research and years of experience Cultivating the Genius of Black Children is able to break down the cultural influences on learning style and provides a practical approach to helping Black children thrive in the classroom.

    For Black children, defined as those of African descent, there is a disconnect between learning preferences and learning environments that must be bridged before the achievement gap can be closed. This hands-on resource is filled with effective strategies and best practices to help early childhood educators expand their "toolbox" to include strategies and approaches specifically directed to supporting Black children.

    Increasing our cultural intelligence will allow us to work across many cultural differences in our classrooms. As our schools become more diverse, cultural competency will be an increasingly important skill for teacher efficacy and children's success. By cultivating the individual genius of each child and meeting them where they are today we can invigorate the education system and provide children high quality early education experiences. Softbound, 184 pages.

     
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