Donna S. Eastham
Professor/IECE Coordinator
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 

DEastham 606-451-6779 
Office Location: Somerset South Campus/Building 2 / Office 210
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Monday/Wednesday/Thursday
August - May/June & July email for assistance
Year Started at SCC: 2003
  • BS Child and Family Studies Eastern Kentucky University
  • MS Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Western Kentucky University
  • Level 5 Credential Trainer in the State of Kentucky
  • IECE Certified Birth-5  State of Kentucky
List of Courses: IEC 101/102/170/216/235/246/291

Donna Eastham is originally from Ohio and has been in the state of Kentucky since 1982. She entered into the field of Early Childhood by accident, she was a student in the nursing program at EKU and took an Infant and Toddler development course as an elective and fell in love with the idea of understanding a child’s development, the theory behind it and how our home and school environments can impact a child’s growth and development in the later years. Donna still finds the field fascinating and full of learning.

Donna has taught in the field of early childhood at different capacities since 1987 in the state of Kentucky. Donna has taught in private non-profit programs, public preschool programs and the First Steps program. Donna has taught at Eastern Kentucky University and currently teaches at Somerset Community college in the IECE program.

Donna is the recipient of Distinguished Faculty Member 2006-2007/2007-2008 voted by the students of Somerset Community College.

Interests – professional:
  • Presented on the topics of Disaster Awareness for child care programs in the Lake Cumberland Area.
  • Presented Hiring Practices of Staff-are they safe?
  • Present on Embedding Literacy in the Early Childhood Classroom
  • Presented on teaching IECE in the online environment
  • Member of National Association of Education of Young Children
  • Member of Southern Association of Education of Young Children
  • Kentucky Association of Education of Young Children
  • Board Member St. Patrick’s Preschool/Somerset Kentucky
  • Board Member: Imagination Library in Pulaski County/ Dolly Parton Foundation