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Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, South Carolina
universal pre-kindergarten, child development and developmentally appropriate practice, administration of early education programs, authentic assessment, 21st century teaching and learning
Spadoni College of Education
Cathy Jones, assistant professor of early childhood education, joined the Coastal Carolina University faculty in 2007. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in early childhood education from Marshall University and a doctorate degree in education leadership from West Virginia University.
Prior to Coastal, Jones served as the Early Childhood Lead Coordinator for the West Virginia Department of Education. She led the initiative to design, implement and oversee the West Virginia Universal Pre-K System, which is ranked sixth in the nation by the National Institute of Early Education Research. Jones has taught preschool, kindergarten, special education and higher education. Administrative positions she has held include education coordinator for Head Start and executive director of a multi-county child development agency.
Her areas of expertise include universal pre-kindergarten, child development and developmentally appropriate practice, administration of early education programs, authentic assessment and 21st century teaching and learning.