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College of Education
Office of the Dean
705 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3311 phone
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E268 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3701 phone
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Language, Learning & Leadership
E262 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3702 phone
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"Dr. Kathleen Magiera"

 
Kathleen Magiera, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Special Education


Office: TH E280  Phone: (716) 673-4803
Email: kathleen.magiera@fredonia.edu 



Introduction

Dr. Magiera is an associate professor specializing in special education courses.

Scholarly/Teaching Interests

  • Childhood Inclusive Education Program Improvement Grant with Dr. Rhea Simmons and Dean Christine Givner:  U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Project RAISE-UP (Redesigning and Improving Special Education - Undergraduate Program), funded July 1, 2009. Project Director for six years grant designed to enhance the current Childhood Inclusive Education Program.
  • Research interests focused on co-teaching between special and general education teachers within a general education classroom, rural teacher education program, and collaborations among SUNY institutions of higher education.  

Recent Publications

  • Co-Editors with Dr. Rhea Simmons and Dean Christine Givner (2015) of Rural Special Education Quarterly special topics issue entitled “Innovations in Rural Teacher Education in Special Education.”
  • First author (2015) with Dr. Rhea Simmons, Dr. May Kay Szwejbka, and Ms. Renee Funke “ Lesson Learned:  Reinvigorating a Higher Education Partnership through Development of Common Lesson Plans” Excelsior:  Leadership in Teaching and Learning, 9(2), 57-70.
  • Second Author (2014) with Dr. Karen Wise Lindeman “A Co-Teaching Model: Committed Professionals, High Expectations, and the Inclusive Classroom” Odyssey, 15, 40-45.
  • First author (2014) with Dr. Laura Geraci, “Sustaining a School-University Partnership:  A Twenty-Two Year Retrospective of an After-School Tutoring Program” Rural Special Education Quarterly, 33(1), 12-17.
  • First author (2014) with Dr. Jennifer Moon Ro, “Both Sides of the Street:  Teacher Educators’ Reflections on a Collaborative Project” Excelsior:  Leadership in Teaching and Learning, 8(2), 1-11.
  • Second author (2013/2014) with Dr. Jennifer Moon Ro, Dr. Kathleen Gradel, and Dr. Rhea Simmons, “Blog-based Support for Preservice Teachers in an Afterschool Tutoring Program” Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 42, (1), 69-84.
  • Second author (Fall 2013) with Dr. Lawrence Maheady, Dr. Rhea Simmons, Dr. Jill Marshall, Dr. Xiaoning Chen, Dr. Clara Beier, and Mrs. Ann Marie Loughlin, “Forging and Sustaining School-University Partnerships to Promote Inclusive Education:  One Institution’ Journey” -Exceptional Individuals, 35(3), 7-12.
  • Third author (Spring/Summer 2013) with Dr. Barbara Chorzempa, Dr. Catherine Whittaker, Dr. Rhea Simmons, and Dr. Christine Givner, “ Embedding Evidence-Based Practices in Teacher Education Preparation Programs to Prepare Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers” Excelsior:  Leadership in Teaching and Learning, 7(2), 23-33.
  • First author (October, 2012) with Dr. Rhea Simmons, Dr. Michael Jabot, and Dr. Kathleen Lesniak, “Secondary Science Co-Teaching:  What Does It Look Like in Action” New York State Science Teachers Bulletin, 76(1), 1-11.
  • Second author (2012) with Dr. Naomi Zigmond (University of Pittsburgh), Dr. Rhea Simmons, and Dr. Victoria Volonino invited book chapter entitled, “Strategies for Improving Outcomes in Co-Taught General Education Classes” within the text Best Practices for Improving Academic Outcomes by Chard/ Tankersley/Cook.
  • First author (Spring 2010) with Dr. Rhea Simmons, Dr. Cindy Bird, Dr. Laura Geraci, Dr. Clara Beier, and Dr. Jennifer Moon Ro, “Undergraduate Teacher Candidate Beliefs and Knowledge about Reading” Exceptional Individuals, 34(3) 7-10.
  • Second author (2009) with Dr. Laura Moin and Dr. Naomi Zigmond, “Instructional Activities and Group Work in the US Inclusive High School Co-Taught Science Class.” International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 7, 677-697.

Recent Presentations

  • “Using Evidence-Based Practices to Reform Teacher and Leader Education:  Useful Tools and Resources in Action” presentation with Dr. Mary Brownell (CEEDAR).  Dr. Meg Kamman (CEEDAR), Dr. Erica McCray (CEEDAR), and Dr. Rhea Simmons at the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Project Directors’ Conference, Washington, D. C., July 23,  2014.
  • “Transitions in Rural Education:  Enhancing School-University Partnerships” presentation with Dr. Rhea Simmons at the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Project Directors’ Conference, Washington, D. C., July 23, 2014.
  • “Transitions in Rural Education:  Enhancing School-University Partnerships” presentation with Dr. Rhea Simmons at the American Council of Rural Special Education, Tucson, Arizona, March 20, 2014.
  • “Lesson Learned:  Reinvigorating the Partnership between a Community College and a Four Year Comprehensive College” presentation with Dr. Mary Kay Szwejbka, Ms. Renee Funke, and Dr. Rhea Simmons at the National Association of Community College Preparation Programs, Anaheim, California, March 1, 2014.
  • “Statewide 325T Grants:  Embedding Evidence-Based Practices in Teacher Education Programs to Prepare and Retain Highly Effective Teachers” with Dr. Barbara Chorzempa (SUNY New Paltz) and Dr. Rhea Simmons at the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Project Directors’ Conference, Washington, D. C., July 17, 2013.
  • “Forging and Sustaining School-University Partnerships to Promote Inclusive Education in Rural Schools” with Dr. Rhea Simmons and Dr. Christine Givner at the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Project Directors’ Conference, Washington, D. C., July 25, 2012.

Grants

  • Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Jennifer Moon Ro;  collaborate with Dr. Mary Kay Szwejbka (Jamestown Community College), Dr. Barbara Chorzempa (SUNY New Paltz), SUNY Network of Excellence in Energy, Environment, Education and Economics (4E), Southern Tier Energy Production: Powering Up Middle School Writers to Learn about Their Communities, funded January 31, 2014.
  • Projector Director with Co-Principal Investigators Dr. Rhea Simmons and Dr. Christine Givner, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Project RAISE-UP (Redesigning and Improving Special Education - Undergraduate Program) grant #H325T090014 funded July 1, 2009.
  • New York State School Improvement Grant with the Jamestown Public Schools, funded September 1, 2005.

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