|Dr. Pat Scully has been an early childhood educator for more than 35 years. Over the course of her career, she has been a classroom teacher of children from 2-12 years old, directed a child care center, and established a training and professional development institute for teachers working in a variety of early childhood settings. Before coming to UMBC in 1991, Dr. Scully was an adjunct faculty member at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. She is currently an Associate Professor of Education and serves as the coordinator of the Early Childhood Program.Dr. Scully received her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Maryland College Park in 1997. Her current research focuses on the experiences of student teaching interns in the Professional Development School and how these experiences have contributed to their subsequent teaching performance. Dr. Scully is first author of the textbook, Families, Schools, and Communities: Building Partnerships for Educating Children, 6th Edition. Her other publications focus on early childhood curriculum, teacher and child stress, and community building in early childhood classrooms.
Dr. Scully teaches courses in literacy development and curriculum in the Early Childhood Education Program. She advises prospective and current students in the program and supervises teacher candidates in field placements and internships.
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