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Child Development and Education


Nellie Vargas 2

Nellie Vargas, Department Chair
M.S. Families Studies and Human Development vargasnellie@deanza.edu408.864.8788408.864.8788
Faculty web site

Mayra Cruz

Mayra E. Cruz, M.A. in Education, Special Education, Transdisciplinary Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Reflective Practice  Facilitator I
Faculty Web site

Teach for Tomorrow, Language Instruction For Teachers & ECE-T Transfer Degree Faculty Coordinator


Angela Buchanan

Dr. Angela Buchanan, Ph.D. in Child Development




Li Wei SunDR. Li Wei Sun, Ed.D., Early Childhood Education Administration
408.864.5329408.864.5329::Faculty web site





Cathy BoetthcherCathy Boettcher, M.A. in Early Intervention
408-330-8380408-330-8380 (cell)



Linda CochranLinda Cochran, M.A. in Special Education,Early Intervention
408.864-8999 Ext 3120




Phyllis De Motta, M.A. Human Development with specializations in Early Childhood Education, Leadership in Education and Human Services, Childcare, and Developmental Education

Barbara DriscollBarbara Driscoll, M.A. in Human Development




Martina Ebesugawa, Ed.D. Doctorate in Learning and Instruction

Frederick J. Ferrer, M.S. in Psychology and Counseling


Julie Kurtz, M.S. Clinical Psychology & Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist

Chirstina LealAna Cristina Leal,Candidate PhD in Education, Child & Adolescent Development, Stanford
BA Psychology



diane LangfelderDiane Langfelder, M.A. Early Childhood



Diane Lee, Candidate PhD in Education, Child & Adolescent

Jila Maleksalehi, M.A. in Education


Sandy McKeithan, M.A. in Human Development

ChrisChristina Lopez- Morgan, M.A. in Human Development (emphasis in Administration of Programs)



Sara Mozayeny-SaatchiDr. Sara Mozayeny-Saatchi, Psy D. Child Psychology





Jamie Smith, M.A. Teaching & M.S. in Organizational Leadership


Rachel Talamantez, EdD Counseling Psychology, Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, Reflective Practice Mentor and Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Jayanti TambeJayanti Tambe, M.A. Human Development



Jamel Thompson, M.A. ECSE BIS Developmental Specialist

Fatemeh ZarghamiFatemeh Zarghami, M.A. in Human Development Multicultural Education, Specific Bilingual Children
408.864.8999408.864.8999 ext. 3118




JulieJulie Weatherston, M.A. in Early Childhood Education

Chair: Nellie Vargas
Office: CD2-21E
Phone: 408.864.8788



Last Updated: 6/23/14