Dr. Angela Danley is an Associate Professor and the Undergraduate Clinical Placement Program Coordinator for Early Childhood and Elementary Education at the University of Central Missouri. She served in a variety of roles in public education for 18 years before moving into her role at UCM in 2013. Her experience in teaching special education (PreK-12th grade), classroom teacher, instructional coach, and summer school administrator allows her to share valuable knowledge with tomorrow’s teachers. Dr. Danley earned her BS in Special Education from Avila University and her MAT from Webster University. She earned her EdS in school administration from UCM and her EdD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2011, she received the Excellence in Teaching award from Lee's Summit School District. In 2021, she received two national public media awards for her work with KMOS-TV in spring 2020. Dr. Danley was the director of curriculum and worked with three of her teacher candidates to deliver and broadcast lessons K-5 to help families in preparing their elementary school children for the fall 2020 semester, and to make up for the school closures during spring 2020. She was also recognized for her work with KMOS-TV by receiving the Avila University Alumni Service Award in fall 2020. In spring 2021, she was the recipient of the Learning to Greater Degree Award at the University of Central Missouri in spring 2021. Dr. Danley has been published in peer reviewed publications at the state, regional, and national level. She has been published in The Missouri Reader, SRATE, Educational Renaissance, Tennessee Literacy Journal, International Journal of the Whole Child, InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, and Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina Dr. Danley is passionate about trauma informed care and has provided inservice on trauma informed care practices. Her research interests include pedagogical practices, data-based decision making, trauma informed care, and reflective teaching practices. In her spare time, Dr. Danley enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and exercising.