Kimberly Peterz-Dent, Ed.S. is a University Lecturer in the Early Childhood Department. She earned her B.A. from Roosevelt University, a M.A. from, Governors State University in Early Childhood Education, and an Ed.S. in Reading and Language from National Louis University. Kimberly has been an educator for 20 years in the public school setting, teaching Pre-K through 3rd grade as a general education teacher, a reading specialist, and an instructional coach. Kimberly has also worked with multiple non-profits to increase student achievement, and assist in teacher practice. Kimberly is currently working on a doctorate in Higher Education Administration at Governors State University.