Dana McMillan, Author
Dana McMillan, MA, is a national consultant, presenter, and author. She has more than 25 years of experience in creating learning innovations for organizations such as the Please Touch Museum, the Heartland Foundation, Science City at Union Station, and the Kansas City Zoo. Dana has taught thousands of teachers in workshops, including sessions at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) national conferences. Most recently, Dana supervised teacher candidates for the University of Missouri, Kansas City, in collaboration with the Institute for Urban Education. An expert in early childhood learning, Dana is responsible for consulting with educators and organizations about educational issues that affect children age 8 and younger. In that capacity, she has published more than 30 educational resource books that have been sold both nationally and internationally, including Center Time and Time for Assessment. Dana holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Truman State University and a master's degree in reading education from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Her professional skills and competencies include presenting learning theory and best practices to both educational and community audiences through conferences, workshops, college-credit courses, and keynote addresses.