Faculty and Staff

Shelley Gray

Shelley Gray, PhD, CCC-SLP
Managing Director

Shelley is a professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science and the managing director of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College preschool. Shelley has worked with young children as a speech language pathologist in grades preschool through middle school, as a clinic director, and in research for the past 20 years. Her research and teaching interests include language, early literacy, and literacy development. This work is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences and the National Institutes of Health. With her colleagues she has created language, early literacy, and listening and reading comprehension curricula and assessments for children in grade pre-k through 3.

Jean Brown

Jean Carolyn Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP
Preschool Supervisor for SHS Students

Jean holds a PhD from ASU in public administration as well as an MSW. She received an MA in speech language pathology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her interests include infants, toddlers, preschool and their families as well policy formulation, implementation and evaluation with regard to minority populations. Jean is a clinical professor and works primarily with preschool populations. She is POMPT trained and is looking forward to being certified. Her special interests include: traveling, reading, gardening and crocheting.

Dawn Greer

Dawn Cosgrove Greer
Site Coordinator

Dawn is a clinical associate professor at the ASU Infant Child Research Programs, currently providing therapy and supervision for the toddler program and working on a variety of grants. She earned an MA in speech and language hearing from the University of Kansas. Her professional interests include early childhood development, early intervention, and parent training as well as the supervision of future speech language pathologists and early intervention providers. Dawn enjoys the unique and challenging work associated with the field of speech language pathology. As part of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Preschool, she will be working to ensure ASU students from a variety of disciplines are gaining valuable internship experiences.

Veronica Hunts-in-Winter

Veronica Hunts-in-Winter
Preschool Teacher

Veronica has been committed to Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College preschool for her entire early childhood career, starting in 2011. She earned an MEd in curriculum and instruction (teaching and learning) with an emphasis on autism from ASU in May 2014. She obtained her BA in early childhood education from ASU in December 2010. Veronica has had the opportunity to work with typically developing young children throughout her entire early childhood career. She has also had the opportunity to work with non-typically developing children who are on the spectrum of autism since September 2013.

Bjorg LeSueur

Bjorg LeSueur
Coordinator, Preschool Teacher

Bjorg has worked in early childhood for the past 12 years. She received her bachelors in psychology with a minor in child development and then completed her master’s degree in special education. She is also certified in special education and early childhood. Bjorg began her career in early childhood at ASU at the Child Development Lab, then went on to work for the Scottsdale and the Kyrene school districts as an early childhood special educator. She has worked in integrated preschool classrooms and self-contained preschool programs providing services and programing for typically developing preschoolers and students with special needs. Over the past few years Bjorg has also provided trainings with Arizona Education Cadre to preschool teachers and elementary teacher’s supporting students with autism. In 2012, Bjorg returned to ASU and worked as a curriculum coach on the Teaching Early Language and Literacy (TELL) curriculum grant. She mentored teachers participating in a research project designed to study the efficacy of literacy and language based curriculum as it is implemented with special education preschool students.

Rachel Mayercek

Rachel Mayercek
Curriculum Coach

Rachel has been working in early childhood education for more than twenty years. She has been engaged in the research of early language and literacy in the ASU Departments of Speech and Hearing Science and Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College since 2005. She holds an MA in education with an emphasis in early childhood special education from New Mexico State University. Rachel has been an early literacy coach and grant coordinator on several research studies, including participating in the design, development, and implementation of the Teaching Early Literacy and Language (TELL) preschool curriculum. Throughout the years, she has had the opportunity to work with many school districts and mentor many wonderful teachers in early language and literacy across Phoenix.

Linda Newsom

Linda Newsom
Administrative Associate

Linda has worked at ASU for seven years with increasingly responsible positions. As the administrative associate, she is in charge of processing applications, accounting, tuition payments, immunization records and approving and reconciling payroll. She has also worked in the Roosevelt and Kyrene school districts as a paraprofessional in the special education department, working with children and helping with writing and executing IEP’s. Linda is currently pursuing a BS in family and human development with a minor in early childhood development. She also plans to continue her education and get her master’s in curriculum and instruction - applied behavior analysis.

Nancy Siket

Nancy Siket
Preschool Teacher

Nancy holds an MEd in early childhood education and a BA in liberal arts. She has worked as a preschool teacher for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Preschool since 2001. Prior coming to the ASU Tempe campus, Nancy worked as a teacher at the Child Development Center at ASU West, the At-Risk Program for the Paradise Valley School District, St. Joan of Arc Preschool and the West Point Preschool at West Point, New York. As a military family, Nancy and her husband, Jim, and their six children lived in six states and three foreign countries. They have resided in the Phoenix area since 1994.

Kathie Smith

Kathie Smith
Business & Grants Manager

Kathie has worked in various departments at ASU since 1987. In December 1992, she became Administrative Assistant for the Infant Child Research Programs (ICRP). In July 2012, the ICRP became a part of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and Kathie became the Project Coordinator in order to oversee multiple programs. Her experience and background are primarily in program organization and management. She has lived in the Phoenix since 1957 and her outside interests include camping and hiking.

Stephanie Williams

Stephanie Williams
Co-Coordinator, Mentor Teacher

Stephanie has been working in the area of early language and literacy in the ASU Department of Speech and Hearing Science since 2004. She has a BS and MS in speech language pathology from ASU. She worked as a school speech-language pathologist in the Mesa school district after finishing her graduate degree. She has worked in the Tempe, Gilbert, and Kyrene school districts as a preschool curriculum mentor with two early learning grants. She has also worked with teachers in the Maricopa County and Southwest Human Development Head Starts, mentoring teachers in early language and literacy. She recently worked on developing language lessons to improve comprehension with a U.S. Department of Education grant and has been coordinating the implementation of those lessons in several school districts in the East Valley.