Charis Lauren Price, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood/Special Education, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO
Charis Lauren Price (an NAEYC member for five years) is an assistant professor of early childhood/special education at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Charis and a partner recently presented “Embedding Culturally Responsive Practices in the Pyramid Model,” and Charis has an upcoming article in Young Children on this topic. Her favorite quote, often said by her late grandmother, is “All children are my children.” Charis brings that sentiment to her work, ensuring that practices she develops and implements are equitable and responsive to children’s unique social and emotional needs.