I am delighted and honored to be a faculty member in the HDFS department! My professional work is centered around young children's playful learning, school-family partnerships, and content area learning in early childhood classrooms.
I have taught in primary grade classrooms, worked as an instructional coach in K-12 classrooms, and worked to prepare preservice teachers in teacher education. I received my doctoral degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education from Michigan State University in 2021. Previously I earned a Masters in Reading Education degree from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor's of Elementary Education from Appalachian State University.
Publications & Presentations
Donohue, T. H., & Aladé, F. (2022). Exploring Caregiver Perceptions of a One-to-One Tablet Program for Kindergartners. Early Childhood Education Journal, 50(8), 1279-1289.
Edwards, P. A., Spiro, R. J., Domke, L. M., Castle, A. M., White, K. L., Peltier, M. R., & Donohue, T. H. (2019). Partnering with families for student success: 24 scenarios for problem solving with parents. Teachers College Press.
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Appalachian State University, 2002; Masters of Reading Education, 2008; Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education, Michigan State University, 2021
Membership in Professional Organizations
HDF 360--learning content areas through play;
HDF 400--assessment in early childhood;
HDF 403--best practices in early childhood