Cheryl Paul

Henry Barnard School (HBS) 144
(401) 456-8152

Academic Background

MA     1980     Rhode Island College     educational psychology
BA     1974     Rhode Island College     psychology and elementary education

Teaching Experience

7/2010 to present     Assistant Professor/ Preschool and Practicum, Henry Barnard School, Prov., RI
2006 to 6/2010         Preschool & Practicum Instructor, Henry Barnard School, Prov., RI
2000 to 2006            Preschool director/teacher, Pine Acres Country Day School, Franklin, MA
1998 to 2000            Preschool lead teacher, Pine Acres Country Day School, Franklin, MA
1996 to 1998            Instructional assistant, Roosevelt Avenue School, N. Attleboro, MA
1987 to 1991            Kindergarten teacher, Monsignor Gadoury Regional, Woonsocket, RI

Research Interests

Reggio Emilia philosophy
Mixed-aged grouping in preschool
Preschool assessment
Preschool screening
Literacy in preschool


Paul, C. (accepted for publication) Transforming Your Preschool Classroom into a Literacy Enriched Environment. The NALS Journal.

Paul, C. (2010) Space Exploration: An Example of an Emergent Curriculum. The NALS Newsletter.

Paul, C. (2009) A Personal Path: Children and Teacher's Learning Through Documentation Panels. The NALS Newsletter.

Selected Postgraduate Development

Successfully completed the Rhode Island Early Learning Standards Level II course: Implementing a Standards-Based Program, September ,2009-January, 2010.

ECED 580: The Reggio Emilia Institute at Rhode Island College, Learning ,Connections and Threads of Research - Rhode Island College, October 29, 2009- October 31, 2009.

EEDUC 5815: The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education – Leslie University, May 30, 2009 - May 31, 2009.

Recognizing Young Children’s Strengths and Needs in the Inclusive Child Care Environment- Distance Learning (Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children), 1.5 CEU's issued October 18,2005.

Building Self Esteem in the Young Child – Wheelock College, Boston MA, January, 2005- May, 2005.

Introduction to the Inclusion of Young Children in Child Care Settings- Distance Learning (Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children), 1.5 CEU's issued January 15, 2005.

Educational Research Practicum – Chapman University College, California, April, 2004-July, 2004.

Working with Children with Special Needs-California College for Health Sciences, Completed April, 1999.

Administration of an Early Childhood Center – California College for Health Sciences, Completed December, 1998.

Preschool Curriculum-Dean College-Franklin, MA, January, 1993-May, 1993.

Professional Organizations

Active member of NAREA (North America Reggio Emilia Alliance) (2007- present)
Member of RIAEYC – RI branch of NAEYC Accreditation Committee (2007-present)
Member of NALS (National Association of Laboratory Schools) (2006-present)

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