Cynthia Davis-Vanloo is originally from the east coast of the United States and currently resides in Seattle, WA and serves as adjunct faculty in the Early Childhood Education Department at North Seattle College. Ms. Davis-Vanloo has a diverse history of experiences that influence her teaching. Her professional background includes working with children and adults with disabilities in classroom and residential settings, early childhood education (ECE) and center management, casework and counseling with children and families, parent education, child care regulation, ECE training and coaching, and sign language interpreting. Additionally, she has completed coursework and in the final stages of the dissertation process for a doctoral degree in education (EdD). Ms. Davis-Vanloo’s EdD concentration is in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership.
Through her professional, educational, and personal experiences Ms. Davis-Vanloo continues to develop into a critical social justice practitioner. Her perspective is that education is a social justice issue evidenced by inequitable access and outcomes for many students. As an educator she has opportunities to help other educators think critically about how they might engage and nurture children’s love of learning, and increase equitable opportunities that meet the needs of children and families in their education environments. This is a reciprocal process that helps her think critically, and reflect on and improve her own learning and teaching.