Theodora Papatheodorou has worked as an early years teacher, senior academic and researcher with specific research expertise in early years and high education pedagogy, as well as in evidence-based early childhood programme design and evaluation.
She has worked closely in policy development and the provision of education services across the globe. Her work varies from influencing the expansion of education services for early childhood provision in Kosovo, to conducting a study for the establishment and management of satellite pre-primary schools in rural Tanzania.
Theodora has also supported Save the Children country offices, with the implementation of early childhood programmes across Sub-Saharan Africa, South and West Asia as well as South America.
Dr Janet Rose, Principal of Norland College, said: ‘Theodora’s tireless work to improve the service of education across the world is a testament to herself and her work and we’re delighted to be able to take-on such an exceptional, experienced individual. I’m sure she will go far in aiding our strive for excellent teaching and childcare services.’
Theodora Papatheodorou, said: ‘I hope my passion and commitment to the provision of high-quality early childhood research services can aid Norland College, as we go forwards. With the work I have done in education services across the world, I hope I can bring a fresh perspective and set of views to the team, in achieving our goals.’
The appointment follows an exciting year for Norland College, as it was recently granted taught degree awarding powers by the Privy Council, which is a major step towards the college’s ambition to become the first specialist early years university in the world.
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