Paige M. Bray, M.S.Ed., Ed.D.

Paige M. Bray, M.S.Ed., Ed.D.
Executive Director, Co-Founder, Director 2003- 2014

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
University of Hartford
West Hartford, Connecticut

Paige continues to steward The Teachers’ Loft forward, now in the capacity of Executive Director. She is expanding upon and publishing her dissertation research: A Life History of Dr. Nettie Webb: Possibilities and Perspectives from a Life Committed to Education. This life history research examines the role of personal agency across the career of a veteran teacher leader and seeks a better understanding of what fosters and sustains teacher leaders. Her previous research in teachers’ transitions from preparation to practice and equity-based pedagogy resulted in her first published article.

A former early childhood classroom teacher, Paige continues to enjoy the dynamic work of teaching in a collaborative, community context. Paige is a founding faculty member for the Sarah Lawrence College, Art of Teaching Seminars in Teaching and Learning for the Classroom, which offer a professional development forum dedicated to keeping children’s learning central in education. She has been an adjunct faculty member to Springfield Technical Community College’s UPDATE program designed for urban school paraprofessionals. A long-time board member of The Prospect Center, Paige has a sustaining commitment to the use of the Descriptive Processes as well as observation and description in both her own learning and teaching. As her sons Benjamin and Saul continue to grow, her observations and a sense of humor are also proving the most useful approach to the urgency and intensity offered by her own able and articulate young children!

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