Dr. Mistie Perry
A.A.T., Early Childhood Education, Louisiana Technical College, 2004
A.G.S., South Louisiana Community College, 2012
B.S in Education Birth to Five/Early Intervention, Nicholls State University, 2014
M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, Nicholls State University
Current Candidate – Ph.D Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, Louisiana State University
My responsibilities include instructing undergraduate courses within the Birth – Five Early Intervention program as well as assisting and guiding candidates who wish to obtain a Louisiana Teaching Certificate through the College of Education Alternative Certification or Master of Arts in Teaching Degree program.
Complete one of the following statements: “My dream job other than teaching at Nicholls would be…” -OR- “My future career aspirations include…”
“My future career aspirations include obtaining a Doctorate in Education with a concentration in either Early Childhood Education Curriculum and Instruction or Early Childhood Education Philosophy. My goal is to begin teaching undergraduate courses within the Birth to Five/Early Intervention program here in the College of Education and possibly teach Early Childhood Education graduate level courses in the future.”
Answer one of the following questions: If you were to win the lottery, what would you do with the winnings? -OR- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
“If I were to win the lottery, I would pay off all personal debt, as well as financially assist extended family. I would also establish a college fund for my fiancé’s two children, my nephew, and my godchildren for the duration of their college careers. I would then design and open a child-care facility for children with special needs from birth to the age of five. This facility would provide the latest tools and resources to accommodate children with special needs, including a full staff of highly qualified professionals who specialized in various fields of special education. With the remaining monies, I would purchase a beach house on a secluded island to enjoy a little rest and relaxation.”
I am involved in assisting College of Education faculty and staff with various tasks and programs. Currently, I am assisting in the preparations for a site-visit from our national accreditation agency (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) which includes the organization of data, aesthetic components, and logistical planning. I also serve as a leader in the College of Education’s student organization – NEAT. This organization serves the university and the College of Education in providing service-learning type activities for the College of Education candidates. These activities include fundraisers to benefit the community and the university. I am also assisting fellow professionals within the Statewide Curriculum Program in the development of curricula for Early Childhood Education.