Dr. Amy Fedigan, Ed.D.
Dr. Fedigan is the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in Darien Public Schools. Dr. Fedigan first began her professional journey in the middle school world language classroom after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Secondary Education from St. Michael's College (Colchester, VT). She was named a National Board Certified Teacher, EAYA World Language in 2004. Dr. Fedigan completed a Master of Science Degree in Special Education with a concentration in behavioral studies and a Sixth Year Degree in Educational Leadership, both from Southern Connecticut State University. Dr. Fedigan served as Assistant Principal of East Shore Middle School and then principal of Calf Pen Meadow Elementary School, both in Milford, CT. She earned her doctoral degree in educational leadership from Southern Connecticut State University. Dr. Fedigan has participated in the Yale Seedlings Institute for Social-Emotional Learning in the field of education. Additionally, she participated in the UConn Neag School of Education PK-3 Leadership program (2015) and found the experience to be relevant and inspiring for leading this critical work. She has been a presenter for the PK-3 Leadership program and is thrilled to now serve as the program director.
Karen L. List, Ph.D.
Dr. Karen L. List is the retired Superintendent of the West Hartford Public Schools, Connecticut. She is the founding Project Director for the UConn Neag School of Educational Leadership PK3 Leadership Program and led the program for nine years in collaboration with the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood and an outstanding team of national expert advisors and local practitioners. She currently consults to the program. In addition, she is an Executive Coach for new superintendents and principals and is a CT Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) Associate, working on assignment to promote effective practices in using ARPA/ESSER funds. Dr. List is a member of CT 359 and an executive board member for The Bridge Family Center. She resides in Bethel, CT close to her young grandchildren Avery and Gemma.
EXPERT ADVISORY PANEL
Project Coordinator, Executive Function and Purposeful Play, P-Grade 3 Leadership Team, Connecticut
Claire E. Cameron, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Learning & Instruction, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Craig A. Cooke, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools, Madison, Connecticut
Kristie Kauerz, Ed.D.
Director of the National P-3 Center, Associate Clinical Professor at University of Colorado – Denver, and Affiliate Professor at University of Washington’s College of Education
Sharon Ritchie, Ed. D.
Senior Scientist and Principal investigator First School initiative, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Lisa Roy, Ed.D.
Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Early Childhood
Wendy Simmons, Ph.D.
State Services Liaison with the Build Initiative
Shauna Tominey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Practice & Parenting Education Specialist, Oregon State University
Steve Tozer, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois - Chicago
Joseph F. Yukish, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor, College of Education, Clemson University, South Carolina; Early Literacy Consultant specializing in K-2 reading
CORE DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Andrea Brinnel, Ed.D., Education Consultant, 619 Part B Coordinator, Connecticut State Department of Education
Casey Cobb, Ph.D., Neag Endowed Professor of Educational Policy, Neag School of Education, UConn
Harriet Feldlaufer, Division Director, Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
Richard Gonzales, Ph.D., Director of Educational Leadership Preparation Programs, Neag School of Education, UConn