Desiree Lalbeharie-Josias, Ed.D.

Desiree Lalbeharie-Josias
Category: 
Staff
Program (What area of CES): 
Early Childhood
Position: 
Director of Early Childhood
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5561
Email: 
dlalbehariejosias@collaborative.org

Desiree Lalbeharie-Josias, Ed.D. is the Director of the Early Childhood Department at CES.  She earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Education and Child Study and her Master’s degree in Education of the Deaf from Smith College.  She completed her doctoral studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst in Special Education with a focus on Early Intervention.  

Desiree Lalbeharie-Josias’ career includes working with young children, with and without developmental delays or special needs, and their families; early intervention clinical and management roles; college level teaching; professional development trainings; and facilitating community partnerships. Her 25 year career has been dedicated to the field of early childhood development and education in the context of family, social-justice and public health issues.