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  • Ph.D., George Mason University, Special Education
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Health Professions, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • B.S., University of Vermont, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Program Involvement:

  • Teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in both the Inclusive Early Childhood Education (IECE), and the Exceptional Education Department (EXED)

Professional Experience and Interests:

  • Speech language pathologist
  • Former early childhood special education teacher. 
  • Worked as a speech pathologist in a public school serving students from 2-years-old to 6th grade.
  • Worked as a home resource teacher, providing services to children ages 3 – 5 within their home or community preschool.
  • Provided private speech and language services to school age children.
  • Interests include:  special education law and policy, early childhood inclusive education, intervention research in order to assist school success for students and bridging the research to practice gap.

Current Research:

  • Writing intervention with students with High Functioning Autism

Three Pieces of Advice for Future/New Teachers:

  • Enjoy your students – remember every day is a new day
  • Advocate for your students and teach them to advocate for themselves
  • Stay current on special education law

Resources that you would recommend:

  • Council for Exceptional Children – join to receive journals with strategies to assist special educators in their teaching and to stay up-to-date on best practice.

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