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Emeritus Faculty: Le Anne Lawhead


B.S. Education, Northern Arizona University

M.A. Early Childhood Education, Northern Arizona University

At A Glance

Started    2002 adjunct, 2006 full-time  
Taught     Early Childhood Education
Department    ECE  
Retired     2020  

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  • List of written works published, public artwork, music written and performed

Yavapai College Career

From the May 17, 2022 presentation to the District Governing Board Meeting:

Le Anne began as an adjunct in the Early Childhood Education program at Yavapai College in 2002. Le Anne became a full-time faculty member in 2006 and served until September of 2020. It was Le Anne's great honor to serve the Yavapai County region by preparing teachers and caregivers of young children and to design and implement programs that serve our youngest children (including our own amazing FEC). Le Anne collaborated with county agencies to implement scholarship programs for YC students, literacy programs across our region, served as host for an annual ECE conference on the Verde Campus each spring. and began the Early Childhood Institute that is now offered each October on the Prescott Campus. In addition to instructional and college duties, Le Anne presented at several national and state conferences, served on state early childhood boards, and acted as faculty advisor to a very active student organization for early childhood students and community. Le Anne is currently serving as adjunct flute professor in Yavapai College's music department.

Nomination letter excerpt:

Le Anne was lead-faculty for the Early Childhood Education Program. She helped establish the Family Enrichment Center, designed the certificate (Basic and Advanced ECE) that led to degrees (AAS in ECE and AA with ECE Emphasis), and worked closely with individuals in the ECE program through advising (academic and scholarship), mentorship, and as the NAEYC Future Teacher's Club faculty advisor. During Le Anne's 14 years at YC, she saw students as individuals and supported their educational endeavors from start to finish. She developed so many close relationships with students over the years who looked up to her and still reach out to her this day. She was 2014/2015 NISOD award winner. One year, Le Anne took a group of ECE students to Havasupai, part of the Supai Reservation, to observe early childhood programs at the bottom of the Grand Canyon (an 11 mile hike each way).


Le Anne Lawhead retired in 2020 and was given Emeritus Faculty status in 2022.

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