Tawnie King, Ed.D.
Tawnie King has been working in Early Childhood Education
for the past 13 years. Her experiences as a Preschool
Teacher (including Infant and Toddler), Education Coordinator, Assistant Director
and Child Development Specialist, were all instrumental in allowing her to
develop and recognize the importance of relationships and what it means to
advocate on behalf of preschool teachers, children and families. These
experiences were also beneficial in honing her leadership skills in order to
lead and guide others in meeting their personal and professional goals within ECE
Tawnie currently works as a Project Liaison with the Orange
County Department of Education in the Early Learning, Expanded Learning and
Family Services unit. In her position, she provides on-site training, coaching,
technical assistance, and consultation services to early education teachers and
administrators in support of quality improvement plans for preschool programs. She is also
responsible for planning, organizing and facilitating professional development
training that supports the needs of preschool teachers, adults, and children
across Orange County. She continues to
hone her own professional development skills by attending conferences and
trainings in order to remain current on early childhood education practices.
Tawnie holds a B.A. from SDSU in Communication, an M.A. in
Education from CSULB with a specialization in Early Childhood and a Doctor of
Education in Educational Leadership from CSULB.
Tawnie is currently a member of professional organizations such
as the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Orange County
Association for the Education of Young Children, Golden Key International Honor
Society for academic excellence in undergraduate studies and Phi Kappa Phi
Honor Society for academic excellence in graduate studies. She is also a lifetime
member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She enjoys traveling, shopping, and
is passionate about creative writing. One unique thing about Tawnie is that she
has an identical twin sister who is her best friend!