How young children learn to read is at the core of Susan Anton's doctoral dissertation, and that same interest in research and educational foundations drives her desire to ensure that UNG produces top-tier educators.
Anton is coordinator for the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Care and Education program, and schedules classes and field experiences for students to guide them in gaining the knowledge they need to become effective teachers.
"My interests range from working with pre-service teachers and visiting schools to keeping up to date in current trends and research from birth to age five education," Anton says. "I also recognize the importance of parental involvement."
Anton serves on the Ninth District EOA Head Start Policy Council, Education Council, and Parent Involvement Council, which she says affords her relevant activities in both service and scholarship.
I am continuously impressed with my students' growth in knowledge and confidence as they matriculate through our education preparation program," Anton says. "I am committed to provide our future teachers a combination of theoretical research with practical application of strategies and resources."