About the Author:

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

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

    Author: Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan

    Product Code:
    544052 (Softbound)
    544069 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-405-2 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-406-9 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 3-9

    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.

    Softbound, 184 pages.

    Age focus: 3–9

    $29.95  
    $29.95  
  • Learning From the Bumps in the Road: Insights From Early Childhood Leaders

    Authors: Holly Elissa Bruno, Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan, Janet Gonzalez-Mena MA, Luis Antonio Hernandez MA

    Product Code:
    542065 (Softbound)
    542607 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-206-5 (Softbound)
    9781605542607 (e-book)

    Description & More Details

    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.
    264 pages

    $29.95  
    $29.95  
  • Learning to Lead, 2nd Edition: Effective Leadership Skills for Teachers of Young Children

    Author: Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan

    Product Code:
    539901 (Softbound)
    540917 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-018-4 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-091-7 (e-book)

    Description & More Details



    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.

    160 pages

    $24.95  
    $24.95  
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