Faculty Profile

SCHOOL OF Education

Shari Farris Ed.D.

Associate Professor

PRIMARY SPECIALTY

Education

Shari Farris Ed.D. 

Biography

Shari Farris Ed.D. has worked in the field of Education for over 25 years as a teacher, administrator, and university professor. She served as a classroom teacher working with PreK through elementary school students and families. She has also served as a school administrator and school district professional development trainer. For the past 11 years Dr. Farris has worked with preservice teachers and school leaders at the college level serving as a professor, department chair, and program director. She is committed to supporting, mentoring, and training educators who are seeking to support students and families as teachers, mentors, and leaders.


Specialty

  • Education
  • Online Learning
  • Curriculum Development

Education

2012
Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy

University of Washington

Dissertation: Using Resourceful School Leadership to Promote Access and Success for all Learners.

2003 – 2006
M.A. Education Gifted Ed. & M.A. School Administration with Certification

Whitworth University

1999
B.A. Education

Whitworth University

Certifications and Concentrations: Elementary Education K-8, 4-12 English, P-3 Early Education


Scholarly Activities

  • Co-Author, STEM in Early Childhood Education: Establishing a Culture of Inquiry with Young Children. Dimensions in Early Childhood. 2021
  • Co-Author, All I Really Needed to Know, Leadership Lessons from Teaching Young Children. Exchange Press. 2021

Professional Experiences

2016 – 2022
Associate Professor Education

California Baptist University

Faculty, Program Director Master of Arts in Education

2013 – 2016
Assistant Professor Education

Texas A&M Commerce

Faculty Master of Arts in Education.

2011 – 2014
Assistant Professor, Chair Early Childhood Education

Vanguard University

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