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LaShera McElhany, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Waxahachie, TX
Dr. LaShera McElhany is an assistant professor in the Teacher Education Department at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. Dr. McElhany served as a public elementary school educator for 13 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from SAGU and her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Dallas Baptist University. She completed her doctoral work in Reading Education at Texas Woman’s University. Dr. McElhany has an extensive knowledge in the field of early childhood education due to many years as a kindergarten teacher. Her doctoral work focused on literacy instruction, specifically in the area of writing instruction. As a classroom teacher, Dr. McElhany enjoyed learning and implementing new ways to use technology as a tool to enhance the learning process. As a professor, she is sharing her experiences with other professional educators and pre-service teachers.