For ten years, I was an elementary and special education teacher in Virginia. Then from 2002-2005, I worked on a PhD in special education from the University of Virginia. Since 2005, I have been teaching at Elon in the School of Eduction -both undergraduate and graduate students.
I also serve as the program coordinator for special education. If you are interested in learning more about special education, do not hestitate to contact me. I would be glad to talk to you.
Elon has been a wonderful place for me to pursue my love for special education. I have the privilege of working with outstanding colleagues and talented students. They, like me, have a passion for working with children and adolescents with disabilities.
I also work with graduate students, teachers who are coming back to Elon for more education. They are primed to grow, and that growth is often rapid, so that they move from being novice teachers to being teacher-leaders.
My understanding of special education took on new dimensions when I traveled to India. I visited schools, conducted staff trainings, and consulted with parents. These experiences have enhanced my teaching and have created an interest in international special education.
Families with children with disabilities face many challenges that do not go away. Elon provides the atmosphere for me to study issues related to family and disability, teach undergraduate and graduate students, and support my colleagues in their professional endeavors.