Dr. Meera Shin received her Ph.D. in child development and family studies with a concentration in early childhood education from Syracuse University. In addition to teaching at Syracuse University as an adjunct instructor, she has taught early childhood education programs at Bellevue College and Eastern Washington University and was an assistant professor at Kean University before moving to Washington. Kean University is the oldest higher education institute in New Jersey and currently produces the largest number of teachers in the state.
Since 1988, Dr. Shin has comprehensively researched early childhood education in Korea and in the United States, and has written numerous scholarly publications—covering language development from infancy to primary grades, teaching strategies for young children and cultural issues in parenting and education that have appeared in books and professional journals.
Dr. Shin has extensive experience testing children for gifted program placements and early kindergarten entrance for private schools and public school districts. She is a founder of BKPlay Academy and is actively involved in its operations—teaching, overseeing planning and curriculum development, and administering admissions assessments. Dr. Shin has over 20 years of teaching experience and holds a Washington State teaching certificate with an Early Childhood Education endorsement. She is a proud mother of a gifted child.
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