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Staff Biography

Staff Biography | Dianna Smith

Dianna Smith

Dianna SmithLecturer

Contact Information:
Living Learning C 102
(802) 656-7879

Dee has worked with the Campus Children's School since its inception in 1990 and taught in the Early Childhood Program for the past 20 years. She is keenly interested in how the process of documenting children's interests affects the quality of preservice teacher education, teacher's practice in the classroom, the development of curriculum, relationships with parents, and advocating for children as competent members of their communities. Over the past ten years Dee has become interested in how the study of other disciplines can support the thinking of early childhood educators, particularly as they engage in conversations around children's explorations. She has presented nationally and internationally, and written about the research that teachers have engaged in at the Campus Children's School. Dee continues to work with CCS teachers as Professional Development Coordinator, and faculty supervisor of the student teachers in their classrooms.

Years at UVM: 25