Since 2008, Cyndi McAuliffe has taught full time in the Pre-K/Kindergarten classroom, ages 4.5 to 6. She began her teaching career in 2000, in a 4-year-old classroom in Birmingham, MI. Cyndi graduated from UM-Dearborn with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education including minors in Language Arts and Math and Elementary Education certification. Presently, Cyndi is in the Masters program at UM-Dearborn working toward her Masters of Arts in Education with a focus in reading and linguistics. She has studied the Reggio Emilia philosophy at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre in Italy and continually attends professional development to enhance the inclusive education practices here at the ECEC.
On the personal side, Cyndi and her husband have two grown daughters; one works in Nebraska after having earned her Animal Science degree and the other works for a culinary magazine in New York City following her culinary arts degree. Traveling to visit their girls and hiking everywhere in between, along with walking the family dog, keep the McAuliffes on the go.
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