Dr. Teressa Sumrall

Dr. Teressa Sumrall is an associate professor. She currently serves as the program director of the child development program (non-licensure) and the internship/practicum coordinator.

She received her B.S. and M.A. in child development from Appalachian State University and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Her research focuses on the following:

  • Early Learning and Development Standards,
  • Professional Development of Early Childhood Teachers,
  • Early Childhood Teacher Preparation,
  • Emergent Literacy, and
  • Lived Experiences of Parent-Students in Higher Education.

In 2023, she received the college's Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

Dr. Sumrall is invovled with many professional organizations, including National Association of Early Childhood Education (NAEYC), North Carolina Association of Early Childhood Education (NCaeyc), and National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE).

Prior to joining the faculty at App State, she worked as an education coordinator with Head Start and Migrant Head Start programs in North Carolina and in higher education at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Sumrall's Curriculum Vitae

Title: Associate Professor, Child Development, Program Director of Child Developement
Department: Department of Child Development, Literacy, and Special Education

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2660

Office address
509 E
College of Education Building