Meghan Fitzgerald

Assistant Professor
Teacher Education

Email: mfitzgerald@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: S616D

Office Hours: FA14: M-4:40-5:40p T-10:15a- 1:15p

Phone: 212 220-8229

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Meghan M. Fitzgerald is a graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University with an Ed.D. in Early Childhood Policy, of the Curriculum and Teaching Department. She was faculty with the childhood education program at Teachers College and presented at local, state, national and international conferences on topics related to teachers' perceptions and professional learning of early care and education (ECE) teachers. From 2008-2010, she was one of six Student Research Scholars funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.

Before BMCC, she taught teacher education courses at both Queens and Hunter College and facilitated professional development with the New York City's Department of Education, Office of ECE, in Queens, Manhattan and Bronx field offices. Meghan hails from California and has a strong background as an early childhood educator and advocate. Once a demonstration classroom teacher, a congressional staff member and a planning commissioner for Fresno County for ECE, she understands the field of education from multiple perspectives -- administrator, policy maker, advocate, and teacher. She understands what influences governance issues as well. She hopes to explore professional learning, educational policy, and systems approaches to professional development for all members of the ECE workforce.

Meghan's teaching interests: early childhood history; early childhood policies; supervision of college students when facilitating best early childhood practices when placed in typical of early childhood programs available to young children and families in urban settings

Meghan's interests for fun: reading Jane Austen novels now and modern day biographies, all aspects of photography, cooking and eating, playing with harmonies while using her Mezzo Soprano/alto voice at church, and being with my new family

My research interests: the investigation of influences on adult learners currently in the field; the exploration of various early childhood professional roles; a general interest in early childhood quality programs in urban settings

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