Articles Written By: Dr. Maria Shaheen

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As executive director of early childhood education, Dr. Maria Shaheen supports the development of curriculum and training for Primrose Schools, overseeing curriculum development, student assessment, longitudinal research and parent education. Dr. Shaheen also assists with research related to ongoing and new curriculum-related initiatives. Maria manages the curriculum portion of the Primrose Promise℠ project, overseeing the research, design and implementation of the journey to bring high-quality early childhood education to disadvantaged communities. Primrose Promise resonates personally for her given her commitment to social justice in education. Before joining Primrose, Maria was an assistant professor at Kennesaw State University where she taught literacy classes with integrated social justice and service learning. Her research areas included innovative teaching practices, early literacy, social justice and teacher mentoring. Maria regularly presents at international, national and state conferences on a wide range of educational topics, and she has published several peer-reviewed articles. She has worked on several research studies, including a collaborative STEM project in early childhood classrooms, teacher co-teaching/mentoring, "virtual" field trips, and examining participant perspectives in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Maria received her doctorate degree from Kent State University in Curriculum & Instruction and Literacy. In her personal time, she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors. Maria lives with her husband and two children in Kennesaw, Ga.

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