57: Never Completely Close the Door
True or False: Just because your parents didn’t go to college means they can’t inspire you to go. Answer: False. While Dr. Kamshia Child’s parents never went to college, bringing home the newspaper and encouraging her to read fed into her love for learning which turned into her quest for higher education—a journey that would lead her down a path to make great strides and impact in BOTH K-12 and post-secondary education.
Dr. Kamshia Childs is a native of Wichita, KS, and she currently resides in the Dallas Metropolitan Area. Dr. Childs obtained an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. She also holds a BS in Elementary Education (ESL), and a MS in Curriculum and Instruction (Reading and Language Arts) from Kansas State University. Dr. Childs has been a Literacy Educator for over 15 years, and she has worked in rural and urban settings in K-12, and higher education. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed literacy journals, written a self-published book, and she presents at various conferences on topics related to literacy, educator empowerment, parent involvement, and culturally relevant pedagogy. She is currently an Ad Interim Assistant Professor for Texas A & M University-Commerce. Connect with Dr. Kamshia Child on LinkedIn.