Cheryl Breig-Allen, Ed.D.

Associate Professor; Coordinator, MAT Early Childhood Education
Language, Literacy, and Leadership Department
(314)246-7652
allencb@webster.edu
Webster Hall 236

 

 

Biography

Dr. Breig-Allen has been a part of the St. Louis early childhood community for more than 40 years. She began her career as an early childhood special educator and has worked with infants, toddlers, three-to-five-year-old children, and those in kindergarten and in the early primary grades in both public and private school settings. She believes that her most transforming work has taken place in the last 25 years through her collaboration with colleagues in school districts, at the university, and directly with the educators from Reggio Emilia, Italy to more deeply understand their pedagogical principles and to be inspired to adapt her practice. At Webster Cheryl works with both undergraduate and graduate students and serves as coordinator for both the MA and MAT in Early Childhood Education. She has presented at conferences locally, nationally, and internationally and has co-authored an article, "The Language of Lines," in The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s professional journal, Young Children and a chapter in the book, First Steps Toward Teaching the Reggio Way.