Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
Coordinator of the Masters in Early Childhood Education Program
Office: 102 Paul Jones
Georgann Toop has has more than 36 years of experience in the field of education. She began her educational career in 1974 as a high school teacher in Long Island, NY. From 1981 through 1989, she worked with emotionally disturbed special education students at the middle and high school levels. Dr. Toop has been an instructional leader for the last 24 years as coordinator of one of Georgia’s Psychoeducational Centers, assistant principal at the high school and elementary levels, and principal (14 years) at the elementary level.
Dr. Toop earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Barry College in Miami, Florida. She completed her Master of Arts in Garden City, New York and an add-on Master’s degree from The University of Georgia. Additionally, she earned her Educational Specialist degree at UGA and her Doctorate of Education degree at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dr. Toop taught the year-long Gifted Endorsement Program for North Georgia RESA for several years and has presented at several local and state workshops and conferences focused on Site Based Management, Shared Decision Making, and Leadership and Differentiated Instruction. Dr. Toop embraces the philosophy of challenging all students to meet their full potential and believes that implementing differentiated instruction is one of the best ways to help students achieve academically. Born in Bronx, NY, and raised on Long Island, Dr. Toop’s passions include traveling, enjoying family and friends, gardening, and scuba diving.