Director: ECE Online
Miriam Packard da Silva is the director of the Early Care & Education Bachelor of Arts degree program in the College of Education. She provides program leadership and teaches early childhood teacher preparation courses related to teacher-child interactions, curriculum, equity, and video-based strategies for teacher learning. She previously served as the higher education project coordinator for the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning after years of experience as an infant, Head Start preschool, and kindergarten teacher and elementary curriculum coordinator. Her research focuses on equity in early childhood teacher preparation, video-mediated teacher learning pedagogies, online learning, and supporting early childhood teaching for social justice. Miriam received a Washington state K-8 teaching certificate through Seattle Pacific University with a degree concentration in Language & Literacy and a PhD in Learning Sciences & Human Development from the University of Washington.