Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Professor has been in the field of early childhood since 1994, as toddler teacher, preschool teacher, reading specialist, and director. In addition, she presents quality, educational, and fun early childhood workshops throughout the Unites States and Canada. In 2008, Miss Wachtel began teaching early childhood to adults in Florida State Colleges and currently teaches similar courses for 4 on-line Universities. Her initial college degree is in Communication and Elementary Education, and her Master's Degree is in Early Childhood with a minor in diversity. In addition, she has been trained to be a NAEYC reviewer and CDA observer.
Miss Lois' Master's Degree was obtained at Walden, so she loves having the opportunity to teach in a forum where she found such comfort and passion. She currently is an Early Childhood Adjunct Professor at Walden, teaching courses that offer her the opportunity to advocate for young children.
Lois' passion is early childhood education, encouraging students to step back and look at life in their early childhood classroom through the eyes of their children. She continues her studies on a regular basis, attending various conferences including the National Association for the Education of Young Children where she has presented workshops for the past 10 years.Lois is a reviewer for the NAEYC publication, Young Child. In addition, she has delivered Keynotes for several state conferences around the world and offers weekly consultations in preschool environments. She has authored two books, one on reading and one on art. In 2008, she was nominated and won Adjunct Professor of the Year at Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton, Florida.