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Nancy L. Burdic

Senior Research Associate

Professional Biography

Nancy Burdic joined the PELE Center as a Senior Research Associate after a 37-year career serving students in the public school setting. As a Speech/Language Pathologist, her 21 years in Early Childhood Education were the most rewarding of her professional life.  She characterizes her extensive training in the LEAP model as transformative, which in turn, significantly informed her practices as an Early Childhood Education (ECE) classroom provider, ECE instructional coach and ECE department director. Given the substantial research evidence supporting LEAP and her own personal experience using the approach, she is committed to assisting others in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care to achieve the highest outcomes possible for each and every child in their care.