Jeanne Marie Lorio
Teachers College, Columbia University, Ed.D. 2007
I have always been drawn to learning that disrupts the construct of school and views children as capable. This is reflective of my teaching experiences in a variety of non-traditional classroom settings. My pedagogy is grounded in listening to children and responding by creating child-initiated environments rich with the voices of children. For over 20 years, I have studied the work in the infant, toddler, and preschool municipality schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. This study has inspired my research focused on rethinking child-adult conversations as aesthetic experiences. Further research practices and interests include utilizing arts-based research methodologies, understanding power differences between children and adults, and building sustainable communities within and beyond early childhood. As an educator, I believe in supporting teachers to become agents of change, using a critical perspective to interrogate, disrupt, develop, and rethink educational practice and policy that honors children, families, and communities as competent and capable.
Jeanne served as an associate professor at the University of Hawai’i-West Oahu and currently is a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University in Australia.
- Harvard University, Ed.M. 2000
- University of Maryland, B.S. 1994