I am focused on ensuring all students reach their potential in reading and writing. I do this through school-based research focused on interventions designed to help children with disabilities learn to read and through teacher education focused on ensuring all of our beginning special education teachers graduate ready to teach reading to a wide range of children. I have done extensive professional development on intensive reading intervention and differentiating instruction with school districts and regions in Washington, Massachusetts, New York, Florida.
I am not currently accepting any new Ph.D. students for the 2023-2024 academic year because I plan to take a sabbatical.
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2002 Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education, University of Florida
1994 Master of Education in Exceptional Children, Western Washington University
1989 Bachelor of Arts, Honors, cum laude in Political Science, Gonzaga University