B.S., James Madison University
M.Ed., Widener University
Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania
Before joining the faculty at West Chester University, Dr. Donna Sanderson held a variety of teaching and administrative positions in a public school district in Pennsylvania. She has taught courses for the Department of Literacy at West Chester University and at Arcadia University and Gwynedd–Mercy College. At West Chester, Dr. Sanderson's teaching focuses on preparation for teaching the early grades, especially the Pre–K methods and field courses. Dr. Sanderson's research focuses on the importance of play, working with parents, using hands–on manipulatives as teaching tools, and the importance of service–learning experiences for teacher candidates.