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Dr. Kenna Colley

Room C158, Peters Hall

Kenna Colley is an Associate Professor in Special Education Programs.  Her work in the field of special education focuses on the inclusion of students with disabilities in general education classrooms, teacher collaboration, positive behavior supports, assessment, and response to intervention. She teaches courses in assessment, positive behavior supports, introduction to and characteristics of students with high-incidence disabilities, instructional strategies for inclusive classrooms, and current trends and issues in special education. She supervises early field experience students and student teachers in rural and suburban settings.

Dr. Colley assisted in creating and piloting the co-placement of elementary and special education interns in fully inclusive general education classrooms. She is a co-director of Project MERGE, a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. Project MERGE focuses on preparing special education and general education teachers who can work together in K-12 classrooms to meet the needs of all children — with and without disabilities.

Dr. Colley is principal investigator of the Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) housed at Radford University. Funded by the Virginia Department of Education, RU’s T/TAC serves 34 school divisions.