Director, LSU Preschool
Michele Fillastre has worked in the field of early childhood education as a researcher, teacher, teacher/educator, and administrator. She joined LSU in 2008 as the Director of the LSU Child Development Laboratory Preschool and is on the faculty of the PK-3 Program. Her interests include developmentally appropriate practice, the role of play in early childhood, and the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education.
2011 Gamma Sigma Delta Teacher Merit Honor Roll
2001 Outstanding Dissertation Award for the Early Education/Child Development SIG of the American Educational Research Association
Zitzmann, N.A. & Fillastre, M.D. (2011, November). The Marble Roller Coaster: Constructing Knowledge about Ramps and the Project Approach with Preschoolers and Pre-Service Teachers. Conference session at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Orlando, FL.
Zitzmann, N.A. & Fillastre, M.D. (2010). Beyond Bar Graphs. Baton Rouge Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics Spring Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.