August 14, 2020
Desi Desmond is an Ed.D. student in Early Childhood Education Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on the impact of teacher training on equity and access to developmentally appropriate programs in urban pre-kindergarten classrooms. Desi has taught across the early childhood continuum and most recently acts as an Instructional Coordinator in the New York City Department of Education’s Division of Early Childhood Education where she provides in-depth, on-site coaching and support to administrators and teachers aimed at capacity building and ensuring high-quality instruction. Desi received her Masters in Early Childhood Teaching from the University of Virginia Curry School of Education and Human Development.