Vicki D. Stayton, Ph.D.

Personnel Standards Consultant | Western Kentucky University


Vicki D. Stayton is a Professor in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) in the School of Teacher Education at Western Kentucky University and teaches in the blended Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education (EC/ECSE) programs.  Vicki has directed numerous state and federal grants specific to preservice education and professional development.  She has been active in both state and national initiatives having served as a Past-President of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), as chair of DEC’s Personnel Preparation Committee, and co-chair of the personnel preparation strand for DEC’s recommended practices.   She has served on CEC, NAEYC, and state committees specific to personnel standards and accreditation and is now DEC’s representative to CEC’s Knowledge and Skills Subcommittee.

Dr. Stayton serves as a Knowledge Generation consultant in our cross disciplinary and personnel standards product development.

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