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Who We Are

Tia Navelene Barnes, PhD
Assistant Professor
College of Education and Human Development
University of Delaware
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Christina Cipriano, PhD
Research Scientist
Child Study Center
Yale School of Medicine
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Psychologist, researcher, advocate


I study how children grow and learn. This learning informs how best to build capacity for the teachers who serve all students, helping them to reach their fullest potential. As a first generation college student and parent of a child with special needs, I live in the world in which I work. I wear my heart on my sleeve, and use my science to excite, inform, and improve. Learn more about my science at www.drchriscip.com

Teacher, researcher, personal development junkie


As a former elementary paraprofessional and special educator I understand and respect the difficult job of educators. I am passionate about creating quality learning environments for students while also supporting educators in building a work environment where they can thrive. Learn more about my science at www.drtiabarnes.com

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