Marie Masterson

About Marie Masterson

Marie L. Masterson, Ph.D., is the director of quality assessment for Illinois ExceleRate. She holds a doctorate in early childhood education, is a licensed teacher, and is a national speaker and author of many books and articles that address research-based, practical skills for high-quality teaching, behavior guidance, quality improvement, and leadership. She is a contributing author and editor of the book, “Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children Birth Through Age Eight, Fourth Edition” and co-author of “Building on Whole Leadership: Energizing and Strengthening Your Early Childhood Program.” Masterson is a former higher education faculty teacher trainer and early childhood specialist for the Virginia Department of Education.

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