Dr. Starbuck has an Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University in Child and Youth Studies with a specialization in Management of Programs. Her B.S. and M.S. degrees are from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale in Early Childhood Education. She has more than 30 years of experience teaching young children, administering early childhood programs, teaching at the college level and working with early care and education practitioners to develop pathways to professionalism.