Trained fellow teachers on the procedures for completing Individual Education Plans.
Special Education Department chairperson for four years.
2014 VDOE Summer Reading Institute- presentation on vocabulary development and morphology.
Fall 2014 VDOE Fall Language Arts Institute- presentation on balanced/comprehensive literacy instruction and usage of data for informing and developing instruction.
March 2015 TTAC Annual Advisory Board meeting- Literacy presentation on balanced/comprehensive literacy instruction.
Professional development on co-teaching and differentiated instruction in schools within Virginia Department of Education's Training and Technical Assistance Center for Region IV.
Professional development on Standards-Based Individual Education Plans in schools within Virginia Department of Education's Training and Technical Assistance Center for Region IV.
Paper presentation: "Reading Intervention Research Directed at Improving Reading Comprehension in Elementary School Students: A Synthesis" at the 63rd Annual Literacy Research Association Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas (December 2013)
Doctoral Dissertation: "Mnemonic Vocabulary Instruction to Enhance Reading Comprehension in the Middle School Social Studies Classroom" (Spring 2015)
Current VDOE projects:
Co-creator of a 15 credit graduate certificate program for Reading Instruction for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities:
Eligible for endorsement in Special Education K-12 (renewal in process.
Eligible for endorsement as a Reading Specialist K-12 (renewal in process).
Will be eligible for endorsement in Administration and Supervision in May 2017.
Literacy Research Association
National Adolescent Literacy Coalition
Council for Exceptional Children
International Dyslexia Association
Virginia Council of Administrators for Special Education
Disability assessment testing
Consensus building among stakeholders
Data informed decision making
Response to Intervention
Positive Behavior Intervention Supports
First Aid and CPR Certified
Secondary curriculum and instruction
Middle and High School literacy development
Elementary School literacy development
Twenty-three years of experience as a Special Educator
Current issues in Education
Strong communication and interpersonal skill
Experience as a an educational leader and as a team player
Curriculum development- co-creator of a 15 credit graduate certificate program for "Reading Instruction for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities"
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