Eric Bucher


Eric Bucher

Eric Bucher
Vice President of Professional Development

ebucher@azaeyc.org

Eric Bucher is an Early Childhood Program Specialist with Arizona Department of Education, specializing in early childhood science and STEM and is an early childhood adjunct faculty with Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC), a NAEYC-accredited A.A.S. program. He also serves as the Vice President of Professional Development on the AzAEYC board. 

His work includes 8 years of dedication serving children, their families, educators, and the community around Arizona. Before ADE, he facilitated high quality early childhood science professional development and family engagement with Arizona Science Center, serving thousands of children and adults each year. Eric’s experience also includes providing job-embedded professional development with educators serving infants and toddlers, constructing and presenting meaningful workshops, and teaching and learning with children in a mixed-age program.

Eric attained a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Leadership and a B.A.S. in Early Childhood Education from NAU and is working towards an Ed.D. in Leadership & Innovation with ASU. 

Eric believes that collaboration is one of the most important components in strengthening early childhood systems, and serving on AzAEYC provides opportunities to learn with and from fellow early childhood colleagues, support concerted efforts in quality improvement around the state, construct innovative solutions to problems facing our field, and sustain the work for a stronger future for Arizona's children, their families, and early childhood professionals.