Director: ECE Online
Miriam Packard is the director of the Early Care & Education Bachelor of Arts degree program in the College of Education. She provides program leadership and teaches early childhood teacher preparation courses related to teacher-child interactions, curriculum, equity, and technology. She previously served as the higher education project coordinator for the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning after years of experience as an infant, Head Start preschool, and kindergarten teacher and elementary curriculum coordinator. Her research focuses on early childhood teacher preparation, video-mediated teacher learning pedagogies, online learning, and methods for effectively supporting teachers to engage in equitable practices with children and families. Miriam received a Washington state K-8 teaching certificate through Seattle Pacific University with a degree concentration in Language & Literacy and a PhD in Learning Sciences & Human Development from the University of Washington.