Dr. Julia Ann Williams is the Director of the Leading Teacher PreK-4 program. She has over 30 years of experience working with children, teachers and families. Her particular areas of expertise are: child development, early language and literacy development, curriculum and instruction for young children, spirituality and young children, teacher/family and community partnerships and urban education
Williams, J., Mautino, R. Levitt, K. (2012 under review). Connecting Literacy through Stories and Science NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children).
Williams, J. & Mautino, R. (2012). Creating Success for Early Childhood Professionals Through Literacy. American Educational Research Association Convention (AERA Special Session) , Vancouver, Canada
Williams, J.,(2012) Early Literacy and Language Activities for classroom Teachers ,Barbara A. Sizemore Scholars Program for Research in Urban Education at Duquesne University , Heinz Endowments
Williams, J. (2011). The Impact of Teacher Consultation on Preschool Early Literacy Skills. NBCDI National Black Child Development Institute, Nashville, Tennessee.
Williams, J. (2011). The Achievement Gap What Will Make a Difference. NBCDI - National Black Child Development Institute, Nashville, Tennessee.
Williams, J. (2011). Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators. Barbara A. Sizemore Summer Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. \
Williams, J. (2011). Preparing Teacher Education Candidates to Stress the Importance of Play with Children. Play Form, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Research Williams, J. (2010). The Achievement Gap: What will make a difference? Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children,(PAEYC), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Williams, J. (2010). 'Through the Eyes of African American Children: A Pictorial Representation and Interpretation of Faith'. NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), Anaheim, California.
Williams, J. (2010). Imagineering the Future Through Innovative Curriculum: Shifting the Learning Paradigm for Urban Youth. NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), Ahaheim, California.