John Funk has worked in early childhood since 1979. He taught preschool, 1st and 2nd grades and kindergarten. While teaching kindergarten, John was chosen as the Utah Teacher of the Year and met with the President of the United States. He worked as an early childhood specialist for a large school district and managed early childhood services for Salt Lake CAP Head Start. He is past president of the Utah AEYC. As an early childhood, reading, art, and literacy consultant for the last two decades, he has written on early childhood subjects and products for McGraw Hill, Leap Frog and Discount School Supply. He served on the editorial panel for Young Children magazine published by NAEYC.
Currently, John teaches courses in early childhood, children’s literature, classroom management, reading methods and supervises student teachers and interns at the University of Utah. He is also currently serving on the board for Utah AEYC for the third time.
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