Meet our Staff - DIEEC Professional Development Instructors
Marcie brings more than 11 years of experience as special education teacher and administrator and has taught all ages of children as well as adult learners. She has been with DIEEC for two years.
Marcie has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Special Education and Early Childhood Education and a Master’s of Education.
Joy has 40 years of experience in early childhood education in a variety of roles that include teaching, program director, and education supervisor. She has also worked in Head Start and ECAP programs.
For the last 22 years Joy has focused on adult education. She has been with the Institute since its opening in 2010. In addition to her work as an instructor, Joy teaches at the University of Delaware. Previously she taught at Delaware Technical Community College and Wilmington University.
Joy has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from James Madison University and a Master’s Degree from Wilmington University.
Christine brings 15 years of experience in early childhood education. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Maryland, Christine taught pre-kindergarten for six years in public schools and early childhood education programs. She also has held the roles of curriculum coordinator and school-age administrator. Christine has worked for DIEEC since the beginning of 2012. Her tenure includes a stint with Delaware Stars followed by assisting in research focused on measuring quality in early childhood education programs, family early childhood education programs, and the impact of toxic stress on development. In 2016, Christine completed her Master’s Degree in Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Delaware and then began working as a professional development coordinator. Currently, she is the associate director for DIEEC PD.
Melissa joined DIEEC in the spring of 2019 as a professional development coordinator. Her responsibilities also include reviewing the early childhood credentials for the state. Prior to her DIEEC work, Melissa was a center director for 11 years after teaching in a Montessori school and early childhood education centers. She has also taught courses for Delaware Technical Community College and Poly Tech high school.
Melissa graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a discipline in english. She has her director’s certification from Delaware Technical Community College and her administration certification from the McCormick Center.
Jessica is our newest professional development coordinator and brings more than twenty years of experience in early childhood education in various roles. She has been a pre-kindergarten teacher, coach, and assistant director. The focus of much of her work with school-age students has been on early literacy.
Jessica holds a bachelor's degree from Stockton State College and a Master's Degree in Education from Temple University.