Martha Muņoz

Martha Munoz
Martha Muñoz
AzAEYC President

Dr. Martha Muñoz is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education in Department of Teaching and Learning.  She brings over thirty years of experience in early childhood education that includes teaching preschool, Head Start and kindergarten.  Dr. Muñoz was a child care center director for eleven years at a campus laboratory school accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  She has also served as a Dean and faculty member at both the community college and university level. Dr. Muñoz earned a doctorate in educational leadership from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008.  She also earned MEd and BA degrees from Arizona State University with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. She was awarded an A.A.S. degree in Child Care Administration from Phoenix College.

As President of the Arizona Association for the Education of Young (AzAEYC) Children, Dr. Muñoz serves as an advocate for children and families.  In addition to service at the state level, she is a Commissioner for the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation (ECADA) system.

Dr. Muñoz research agenda is focused on adult learners and the professional development of early childhood educators who aspire to leadership roles.  She is interested identifying the necessary skills and characteristics of seasoned early childhood leaders in order to create effective strategies to support the professional development of individuals entering and advancing the profession. 

As President of AzAEYC Martha’s vision for AzAEYC is to continue to build on the foundation Past Presidents have built and to effectively lead the association to become a high performing inclusive organization fully aligned with NAEYC.