Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Cindee Easton been in education for 35 years. Ms. Easton taught middle school science and literacy for 15 years, was a K-6 elementary school principal for 3 years, then moved to university level work as an adjunct professor in the Teacher Education Department of Florida Atlantic University. Along with that, she worked on a No Child Left Behind Florida Department of Education grant project at the university. This grant provided professional training and development for teachers and principals in four southern Florida counties.
Ms. Easton has been on the part-time Contributing Faculty of Walden since 2003. She has taught the majority of the Elementary Reading and Literacy (ERL) courses. She also has reviewed Final Program Portfolios. In addition to working for Walden part-time, Ms. Easton was formerly on the faculty of the University of Central Florida-Orlando, working for another Florida Department of Education grant called the Florida Literacy and Reading Excellence Center (FLaRE). This organization provided professional literacy development, as well as the Florida Reading Endorsement courses, training for teachers and administrators across the state. She wrote and presented literacy training sessions for K-12 teachers and administrators. She has extensive training and practice in literacy education. Ms. Easton is also trained in Louisa Moats' LETRS program. She left that full-time position to pursue work as an independent educational consultant; focused on literacy training for school faculty and part-time Walden faculty, in order to complete her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction.
In addition to being on the Walden Contributing Faculty, Ms. Easton is a Lead Faculty member overseeing two Elementary and Literacy Reading courses. She oversees about six faculty members. She has also served as a Major Assessment Coordinator, Major Assessment Lead and Assessor.
Ms. Easton holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Concordia University, River Forest, IL. She completedher Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, and is currently working on the completion of her doctorate in education at the University of West Florida. Ms. Easton's cognate area of study is in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Reading and Literacy.
Ms. Easton lives in Palm Beach County, Florida. One of her accomplishments was to write and publish a book titled, Florida's Gold Coast Historical Markers: Recognizing the History of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.