Dr Nefertiti B Poyner, Ed.D.

Dr. Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D.


Dr. Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D., is an author, public speaker and provider of professional learning experiences primarily in the field of early care and education. Nefertiti began her career doing what she loves, developing the minds of young children as a pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Currently, Nefertiti is a National Trainer and Early Childhood Specialist with the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. In this role, Nefertiti conducts local and national presentations. She develops training curriculum, mentors trainers and provides on-site and distance coaching. If you were to ever ask Nefertiti about her work she would reply “I do what I love every day — this is such an amazing experience.”

Nefertiti earned her undergraduate degree from Virginia State University, her Master’s Degree from Chestnut Hill College and her Doctorate of Education Degree from Walden University. She is the co-author of two resources, Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies for a Resilient You and Socially, Strong, Emotionally Secure: 50 Activities to Promote Resilience in Young Children, Winner Of The 2012 Learning® Magazine Teachers’ Choice℠ Award. Her research interest and the passion that guides her work revolve around better understanding how resilience contributes to effective education for children, staff, and communities. When she is not working, Nefertiti enjoys quiet moments alone reading or crafting and spending time with family.

Keynote Presentation

Facing The Challenge: Working With Young Children With Challenging Behaviors