Matsubara, Yoshie

Associate Director, Fisher Early Learning Center

Fisher Early Learning Center
Associate Director, Fisher Early Learning Center


Yoshie Matsubara earned her Master of Science in Child Development from the Erikson Institute, Chicago, IL, her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Wisconsin, Eau-Claire. Additionally, Matsubara has completed several additional courses in Early Childhood Special Education at Morgridge College of Education. She also holds an American Montessori Society, Infant Toddler Montessori Teaching Credential from Seaton Montessori Institute, Clarendon, IL. Prior to FELC, she had opportunities to work at a variety of early childhood education environment in different capacities, including Montessori school, Reggio-Emilia influenced school, Early Head Start and Chicago Children's Museum. In collaboration with Fisher's Director, Yoshie provides support and guidance to the early childhood educators across the Center. She facilitates Reflective Supervision to foster reflective teaching and learning practice, and collaborative relationships among all the staff members. Yoshie also works closely with Fisher Inclusion Team which is core to the inclusive educational setting at Fisher. Supervising student employees, interns, and MCE graduate students is another area of her responsibilities.

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