Rheta Goolsby DeVries (1 September 1936, Arkansas – 28 May 2012, Little Rock, Arkansas)   was a professor at University of Northern Iowa's Regent's Center For Early Developmental Education,  where she also served as director. She co-wrote many books along with Constance Kamii, concerning early childhood education curriculum that both influenced the field of early childhood mathematical instruction and accelerated the proliferation of constructivist-based teaching in the classroom.
DeVries wrote several works including:
- Programs of early education: The constructivist view ISBN 978-0-582-28301-5 (1987)
- Constructivist Early Education, Overview and Comparison With Our Program: Overview and Comparison With Other Programs [ ISBN 978-0935989335 (1989)
- Moral Classrooms, Moral Children: Creating a Constructivist Atmosphere in Early Education (Early Childhood Education Series) ISBN 978-0-8077-3341-7 (1994)
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