"Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some." Robert Fulghum, Everything I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
Scientific Advisory Board
Samuel J. Meisels, Ph.D.
President of Erikson Institute and holds the Irving and Neison Harris President’s Chair
Samuel J. Meisels, Ph.D., is President of Erikson Institute and holds the Irving and Neison Harris President’s Chair. One of the nation’s leading authorities on the assessment of young children, Dr. Meisels’ research focuses on the development of alternative assessment strategies for young children, the impact of standardized tests on children, and developmental screening in early childhood. A former preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade teacher, he also served as senior advisor in early childhood development for the Developmental Evaluation Clinic of Boston’s Children’s Hospital.