- B.S. Psychology
- M.Ed. Special Education
- Ph.D. Education
Professional Experience and Interests:
- Prior to coming to JMU, I worked for 16 years in public schools as a special education teacher and administrator. I have worked at James Madison University first as a coordinator at the VDOE Region 5, Training and Technical Assistance Center, and more recently as an assistant and an associate professor in the Exceptional Education Department in the College of Education. Currently I am the Assistant Dean of the College of Education. In this capacity, I am responsible for overseeing student affairs and advising functions for the College of Education, and field experiences and assessment efforts for the College and the Professional Education Unit. My professional interests are in the areas of resiliency and retention of teachers, teacher education program development, and effective mathematics instruction for students who struggle with learning.
- Effective mathematics instruction for struggling learners
One Piece of Advice for Future/New Teachers:
- Turn your classroom into a mistake-making place. We can only learn what we don’t already know.
Resources that you would Recommend:
- Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire (Rafe Esquith)
- LD online
- Tough Kid Toolbox
- I’m a JMU alum (Masters) and love to run out in the country on Saturday mornings.
Dr. Maggie Kyger
Associate Professor, EXED Dept.
Assistant Dean, College of Education
Office: Memorial 3270