Mayfield Returns to Teaching as Assistant Professor

Mayfield.jpgAfter a four-year stint in elementary school administration, Alaina Mayfield is returning to the teaching realm as the newest assistant professor of education at Central Methodist University.

Born and raised in Moberly, Mayfield stayed in the mid-Missouri area for her undergrad studies, attending Moberly Area Community College and then the University of Missouri. She went on to receive her master’s of education degree from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. before returning to the Show-Me State to pursue her doctorate.

Mayfield’s teaching experience has taken her to multiple schools as an early childhood educator. She worked in St. Louis, Boston, and Kansas City before moving back to central Missouri to serve as an assistant principal at Columbia Public Schools for four years.

As a CMU professor, Mayfield will use her experience both in the classroom and in administration to teach early childhood education courses.

“I’m most excited about meeting my new students an immersing myself in the CMU community,” she said.

Outside of work, Mayfield is kept busy by her nine-year-old son, Zaque, whom she adopted this February. Together they like to ride bikes, swim, and take walks with their dog. She also enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors.

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