Dr. Dauksas earned her B.A. in special education/elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa, her M.A. in educational administration from Governors State University and her doctorate in instructional leadership from National Louis University.
She has spent over thirty years teaching and leading programs for young children with special needs. She has designed programs and delivered services for children from birth through eight years of age. Her ethnographic research portrays the importance of a paradigm that honors people first, along with her responsibility to teach others. Her writing weaves her work as a school leader with educational practices creating possibility and promise for all young children, most importantly those with significant disabilities.
Dr. Dauksas holds membership in the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Council for Exceptional Children, and the Illinois Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. She continues her research on engaging families in the education of young children.
- MEC 412
- MEC 514