Jennifer D. Walker

 

Education

Doctor of Philosophy – Special Education                                                                2013
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

 

Master in Education- Special Education                                                                     2000
Concentration- Special Education
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

 

Bachelor of Science- Psychology                                                                                1996

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

 

University Experience

University of Mary Washington- Fredericksburg, VA                                         2014- present

Assistant Professor, College of Education

Responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate education courses.

Courses taught include:

  • EDUC 521 Educational Research Methods
  • EDSE 535 Collaborative Consultation and Life Planning
  • EDUC 510 The Inclusive Classroom
  • EDSE 521 Language and Literacy for Special Populations
  • EDSE 519 General and Special Education Goals and Practices: Elementary
  • EDSE 531 Survey of Special Education: Characteristics and Legal Issues
  • FSEM 100: Freshman Seminar: So You Think You Want To Be A Teacher?

 

George Mason University- Fairfax, VA                                                                 2013- 2014

Adjunct Instructor, College of Education and Human Development

Responsible for teaching graduate special education courses.

Courses taught include:

  • EDSE 590 Special Education Research
  • EDSE 629 Secondary Curriculum and Strategies for Students with Disabilities who Access the General Curriculum

 

Marymount University – Arlington, VA                                                               2011- 2014

Adjunct Professor, School of Education and Human Services

Responsible for teaching graduate special education courses.

Courses taught include:

  • ED 549 Behavior Management: Assessments, Techniques and Interventions
  • ED 508 Special Education and the Exceptional Learner
  • ED 509 Special Education: Foundations and Characteristics

 

George Mason University- Fairfax, VA                                                                 2010-2012

Graduate Research Assistant, Project DELTA (Disseminating Effective Learning Through Automation)

Communicated online with students and instructors in community college classes. Provided guidance, resources, and support to students. Provided resources to instructors for dissemination to students. Maintained a webpage of resources for students and instructors on content and study skills.

 

K-12 Teaching and Leadership Experience

K – 12 Teaching

Prince William County Schools, Bristow, VA                                                           2010 – 2014

Behavior Specialist and Skillstreaming Coach

Support K-12 instructional staff in identifying, planning and implementing Positive Behavior Intervention strategies. Provide consultation to juvenile facility staff in the use of the Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan processes. Lead staff development in-services and presentations in Skillstreaming social skills curriculum. Provide coaching, instructional support and mentoring to staff in Skillstreaming social skills curriculum.

 

Prince William County Schools, Bristow, VA                                                           2009 – 2010

Coordinated Early Intervention Specialist

Provided direct instruction to at-risk students in the general education setting. Managed universal screenings of students and assembled data for data teams. Used data to determine the effectiveness of interventions. Developed individualized plans for students, focusing on research based programs and strategies.

 

Prince William County Schools, Bristow, VA                                                           2005 – 2009

Behavior Specialist

Supported K-12 instructional staff in identifying, planning and implementing Positive Behavior Intervention strategies. Provided consultation to school staff in the use of the Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan processes. Established and facilitated collaborative teams which provided proactive on-site support for instructional and administrative staff. Provided staff development in-services and presentations in positive behavior intervention and support strategies. Responded to referrals from school personnel, including special education administrators, by providing problem-solving consultation and support.

 

Prince William County Schools, Bristow, VA                                                           2003 – 2005

Special Education Teacher, Bull Run Middle School

Provided individual and whole group instruction of all academic areas to sixth – eighth graders in self-contained and inclusive settings.  Wrote and implemented IEPs and teacher narrative reports. Coordinated and led team meetings for the development of IEPs.

 

Fairfax County Schools, Fairfax Station, VA                                                             2002 – 2003

Special Education Teacher, Fairview Elementary School

Provided individual and whole group instruction of all academic areas to fifth graders in a self-contained and inclusive setting. Developed lesson content, and collaborated with general education teachers. Coordinated and led team meetings for the development of IEPs.

 

Leary School, Alexandria, VA                                                                                    1998 – 2002

Special Education Teacher

Provided individual and whole group instruction of all academic areas to fifth through eleventh graders in a self-contained setting.  Developed and implemented functional behavioral assessments. Coordinated and led team meetings for the development of IEPs.

 

Leadership Experience

Prince William County Schools, Bristow, VA                                                           2009 – 2014

Skillstreaming and PREPARE Curriculum Trainer

Train staff in Skillstreaming for elementary and secondary students. Train staff in Anger Control for secondary students. Train staff in Moral Reasoning for secondary students. Mentor and coach staff in Skillstreaming and PREPARE at on site locations.

 

Prince William County Schools, Bristow, VA                                                           2008 – 2009

Program Facilitator and Behavior Specialist for the Sunrise Program

Developed program behavior plan and corresponding lessons for rising kindergartners. Supported program staff with implementing behavior plans and skill lessons. Maintained data on student progress and teacher implementation fidelity.

 

Prince William County Schools, Bristow, VA                                                           2006 – 2009

Coach for Effective School-wide Discipline

Presented data-driven and research based practices through in-services. Provided coaching and mentoring across multiple tiers of support.

 

Prince William County Schools, Bristow, VA                                                           2005 – 2006

A Framework for Understanding Poverty Trainer

Presented school wide processes in a secondary setting to monitor learning, relational learning, and enhance behavior and classroom management. Demonstrated the usage of language and story structure in the classroom, mental models for language arts and math mental models.

 

Leary School, Alexandria, VA                                                                                    2001- 2002

Assistant to Principal, Extended School Year

Assisted principal with daily operations of the program. Assisted with supervision of all staff. Edited monthly progress reports and developed and implemented behavior management plans.

 

Publications

Walker, J.D., & Hott, B.L. (in press). Navigating the manifestation determination process: A teacher’s perspective. Beyond Behavior

Hott, B.L., Isbell, L.J., & Walker, J.D. (2015). What really works in elementary education: Elementary Level PBS. In W.W. Murawski & K.L. James (Eds.) What Really Works In Elementary Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Hott, B.L., Walker, J.D., & Brigham, F.J. (2014). Self-management for secondary educators. In A.Cohan & A. Honingsfeld (Eds.) Breaking the Mold of Classroom Organization and Management: Innovative and Successful Practices of Engagement, Motivation, and Student Empowerment for 21st Century Schools. WHERE? SEE ABOVE R & L Education.

Walker, J.D. (2013). A synthesis of research on vocabulary interventions for secondary students with learning disabilities. Research to Practice K-12 Scholarship.

Brigham, F.J., Emanuel, N. & Walker, J.D. (2013). Assessment considerations within three-tier approaches to academic instruction. In F.E. Obiakor, J.P. Bakken, & A.F. Rotatori (Eds.).  Advances in special education (Vol. 21).   Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Hott, B.L. & Walker, J.D. (2012). Five tips to increase student participation in the secondary classroom. Learning Disabilities Forum. Retrieved from http://www.cldinternational.org/Publications/LDForum.asp

Hott, B.L., Walker, J.D., Shani, J. (2012). Peer Tutoring. Council for Learning Disabilities InfoSheet. Retrieved from https://www.cldinternational.org/InfoSheets/PeerTutoring.asp

Walker, J.D., Emanuel, N.J, Argabrite-Grove, R.E., Brawand, A., & McGahee, D.W. (2012).  The squeeze play: Will RTI unite or divide and conquer? The Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 15, 48 – 55.

 

Program Development and Evaluation

Hott, B.L., & Walker, J.D. (2012 – 2013). Quarterly report of findings: Promoting student achievement at schools impacted by military force structure (Report No. 001). Submitted on behalf of Stafford Public Schools, Stafford, VA to the United States Department of Defense: Washington, DC.

Walker, J.D. (2010). Summary of professional staff development needs with social skills programs. Prince William County Schools: Bristow, VA

Lamm, C., Walker, J.D., & Giotta, M. E. (2008 – 2009) Pilot program developer for at-risk rising kindergartners.   Sunrise Program: Prince William County Schools: Bristow, VA

Walker, J.D., & Sullivan, M. (2005). Independent review of social skills programs for students served through the Emotional Disabilities Program. Prince William County Schools: Bristow, VA

 

Manuscripts

Walker, J.D., & Hott, B.L. (in review). Response to intervention. In Mertens, S.B., Caskey, M.M., & Flowers, N. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education (2nd ed.) Information Age Publishing.

Walker, J.D., & Brigham, F.J. (in review). Examining consequential decisions in special education through hidden profiles. University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.

Hott, B.L., Isbell, L., Pfannenstiel, K.H., & Walker, J.D. (in review). Using data maps to prepare for high-stakes testing. University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.

Walker, J.D., & Berry, C. (in review). Improving outcomes for FBA/BIP implementation. University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.

Walker, J.D., & Brigham, F.J. (in preparation). Decision-making in manifestation determination reviews using hidden profiles. University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.

King-Sears, M., Walker, J.D., & Berry C. (in preparation). DÉCOR for measuring practitioners’ intervention fidelity. University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.

Walker, J.D., & Berry, C. (in preparation). Social skills instruction: Where do I start? University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.

 

Grants

Awarded $250.00 from The Washington Post’s Grants in Education                       October 1999

 

Guest lectures

Walker, J. D. (2013). Collaboration using hidden profile case studies. Guest lecturer for University of Virginia, Falls Church, VA.

Walker, J. D. (2012). Manifestation determination reviews. Guest lecturer for Texas A&M- Commerce, Commerce, TX.

 

Honors And Awards

Teacher Education Division, Kaleidoscope Committee Co-Chair                              2013 – 2015

Doctoral Special Education Leadership Personnel Preparation Grant Recipient       2009 – 2013

Prince William County Public Schools Award for Excellence                                    2005 – 2006

Bull Run Middle School Teacher of the Year                                                 2003 – 2004

 

Conference Presentations

Invited Conference Presentations

Walker, J.D., Hott, B.L., Isbell, L.J., & (2015). What really works in elementary education: Elementary Level PBS. Book chapter presented at the What Really Works In Elementary Education Conference, Northridge, CA

 

International Conference Presentations

Walker, J.D. & Berry, C.L. (2014). Improving the integrity of FBA and BIP implementation. Poster presented at the International Conference on Learning Disabilities, Philadelphia, PA.

Walker, J.D., & Brigham, F.J. (2014).  Decision-making in manifestation determination reviews using hidden profiles. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children International Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Walker, J.D., & Brigham, F.J. (2014).  Information-sharing between general and special educators during team meetings. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children International Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Walker, J.D., & Hott, B.L. (2014).  Data collection in a snap: Tips and tricks using technology and tools. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children International Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Walker, J.D., & Brigham, F.J. (2013).  Manifestation determination reviews and school team decision-making with students with emotional/ behavioral disabilities. Paper presented at the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders International Conference, Chicago, IL.

Walker, J.D., & Hott, B. L. (2013). Manifestation determination review: Data and communication. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children International Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Hott, B. L., & Walker, J.D. (2013). Mathematics interventions for secondary students with EBD. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children International Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Walker, J.D., Hott, B. L., & Brigham, F. J. (2012). Five ways to engage students: A look into a secondary classroom. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children International Conference, Denver, CO.

Hott, B. L., Evmenova, A., Brigham, F. J., & Walker, J.D. (2012). The social side of math: Peer-tutoring mathematics vocabulary for students with EBD. Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children International Conference, Denver, CO.

Brigham, F. J., Emanuel, N.J., Hott, B. L., Jenkins, M., & Walker, J.D. (2011). Curriculum-based measurement using technology you already own. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children International Conference, National Harbor, MD.

Hott, B. L., Walker, J.D., & Emanuel, N.J. (2011). Evidenced-based practice for secondary students with emotional and behavioral disabilities: Fact or fallacy? Poster presented at the TED Kaleidoscope Session at the Council for Exceptional Children International Conference, National Harbor, MD.

 

National Conference Presentations

Hott, B.L., & Walker, J.D. (2014). Effects of data mapping on teachers’ determination of student intervention. Poster presented at the Teacher Education Division Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Walker, J.D., & Hott, B.L. (2013). Teaching teachers to collect data: Data is not a onetime event. Paper presented at the Teacher Education Division Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Hott, B.L., & Walker, J.D. (2013). University and district partnerships: Lessons learned from a comprehensive program evaluation. Poster presented at the Teacher Education Division Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Hott, B.L., & Walker, J.D. (2012). Creating teacher 2.0: The role of response tools in the university classroom. Paper presented at the Teacher Education Division Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Brigham, F. J., & Walker, J.D. (2012). Analog methods for studying consequential decision-making. Paper presented at the Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders Conference, Tempe, AZ.

Walker, J.D., Emanuel, N. J., & Brigham, F. J. (2011). Social skills instruction: Teaching a “curriculum of control.” Paper presented at the Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders Conference, Tempe, AZ.

Emanuel, N. J., Walker, J.D., & Brigham, F. J. (2011). The academic and social achievement gap for students with EBD. Paper presented at the Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders Conference, Tempe, AZ.

Hott, B.L, Brigham, F.J, Emanuel, N., & Walker, J.D. (2010). How Mark achieved career success: Using research to guide transition practice. Paper presented at the Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders Conference, Tempe, AZ.

Hott, B.L., Walker, J.D., Emanuel, N., & Brigham, F.J. (2010). Putting the ball in the student’s court: Self-management strategies for secondary students with EBD. Paper presented at the Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders Conference, Tempe, AZ.

 

State & Local Conference Presentations

Walker, J.D., & Brigham, F.J. (2013).  Manifestation determination reviews and school team decision-making with students with emotional/ behavioral disabilities. Paper presented at the Virginia Educational Research Association, Charlottesville, VA.

Hott, B.L., & Walker, J.D. (2013). Factors impacting mathematics achievement in the middle grades: Implications for students with disabilities. Paper presented at the Virginia Educational Research Association, Charlottesville, VA.

Walker, J.D. (2013). Transitioning students with IEPs from middle to high school settings. Paper presented at the Parent Resource Center, Prince William County Schools, Manassas, VA.

Walker, J.D. (2012). Social skills selection and instruction. Presented at the Region 4 Effective School Wide Discipline Forum, Gainesville, VA.

Walker, J.D., & Hott, B. L. (2012). Manifestation determination review: Documentation, data, and communication. Paper presented at the Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities, Harrisonburg, VA.

Hott, B.L., Walker, J.D., Burningham, H., Kiell, L., Reiner, J., Sahni, J. (2012). Beyond stickers and stars: Using data to improve student behavior.   Paper presented at the Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities, Harrisonburg, VA.

Walker, J.D. (2011). Social skills as part of effective schoolwide discipline. Paper presented at the Region 4 Effective School Wide Discipline Forum, Fairfax, VA.

Walker, J.D., Emmanuel, N.J., & Hott, B.L. (2011). From school to work: Social skills for success. Paper presented at The Virginia Transition Forum, Norfolk, VA.

Hott, B.L., Walker, J.D., & Emmanuel, N.J. (2011). Activate, motivate, create: Mastering SOLs through student-directed strategies. Paper presented at The Virginia Transition Forum, Norfolk, VA.

Emmanuel, N.J., Hott, B.L., & Walker, J.D. (2011). The fabulous five- Essential transition steps. Paper presented at The Virginia Transition Forum, Norfolk, VA.

Walker, J.D., & Sullivan, M.L. (2010). Skillstreaming to prepare for success. Workshop presented at Circle of Support Conference for Parents of Students with Disabilities, Woodbridge, VA.

 

PK-12 Professional Development Presentations

Walker, J.D. (2015). Classroom management design. Professional development for K-12 general and special educators at the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.

Walker, J.D. (2015). Understanding and planning for differentiated instruction. Professional development for K-12 general and special educators at the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.

Walker, J.D. (2014). Understanding functional behavior assessments, behavior interventions plans, positive behavior intervention supports, and manifestations determinations.  Professional development for K-12 general and special educators at the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.

Walker, J.D. (2014). Starting the year off right. Professional development for K-12 general and special educators at the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.

Walker, J.D. (2012-2014). Skillstreaming for elementary and secondary students. Professional development for elementary and secondary general education staff in Prince William County Schools, VA.

Walker, J.D., & Mattingly, D. (2012-2014). PREPARE curriculum: Anger control and reasoning. Professional development for secondary special education teachers in Prince William County Schools, VA.

Walker, J.D. (2011). Skillstreaming for elementary and secondary students. Professional development for elementary and secondary staff in Prince William County Schools, VA.

Walker, J.D., Mattingly, D., & Merten, C. (2010). Skillstreaming for secondary students. Professional development for general education secondary staff in Prince William County Schools, VA.

Walker, J.D., Mattingly, D., & Merten, C. (2010). Skillstreaming for elementary students. Professional development for general education elementary staff in Prince William County Schools, VA.

Walker, J.D., Mattingly, D., & Merten, C. (2010). Skillstreaming for secondary students. Professional development for special education secondary staff in Prince William County Schools, VA.

Walker, J.D., Mattingly, D., & Merten, C. (2010). PREPARE curriculum: Anger control and reasoning. Professional development for secondary staff in Prince William County Schools, VA.

Walker, J.D., Mattingly, D., April, C., & Merten, C. (2009). Skillstreaming for elementary students. Professional development for elementary staff in Prince William County Schools, VA.

Walker, J.D., Mattingly, D., April, C., & Merten, C. (2009). Skillstreaming for secondary students. Professional development for secondary staff in Prince William County Schools, VA.

Walker, J.D., Mattingly, D., April, C., & Merten, C. (2009). PREPARE curriculum: Anger control and reasoning. Professional development for secondary staff in Prince William County Schools, VA.

Walker, J.D., & Lamm, C., (2006-2009). Challenging behavior academy. Professional development for elementary, middle and high school teachers of Prince William County Schools, VA.

Walker, J.D., & Lamm, C., (2006-2009). Effective schoolwide discipline. Ongoing professional development for elementary, middle and high school administrators and support staff of Prince William County Schools, VA.

Walker, J.D. (2008). Functional behavior assessments and effective classroom practices. Professional development for elementary teachers of Mullen Elementary, Manassas, VA.

Walker, J.D. (2007). The sweet set up: Starting the year off right. Professional development for elementary school teachers at King Elementary, Woodbridge, VA.

Walker, J.D., & Bixby, W., (2005). A framework for understanding poverty. Professional development for middle school staff at Bull Run Middle School, Gainesville, VA.

 

Professional Review Activities

Editorial Review Boards

LD Forum                                                                                                     2013- present

International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership                            2011- present

Journal of Teacher Education                                                            2011- present

Guest Reviewer for Intervention in School and Clinic                                   December 2010

Guest Reviewer for Intervention in School and Clinic                                   March 2011

Guest Reviewer for Teacher Education and Special Education                     April 2014

Guest Reviewer for Remedial and Special Education                         May 2014

 

Conference Proposal Review

Reviewer for the Teacher Education Division Kaleidoscope             2012 – 2014 Conferences

Reviewer for the Teacher Education Division                                    2013 Conference

 

PK – 12 Certifications

Emotional Disabilities K-12, Virginia

Learning Disabilities K-12, Virginia

 

Professional and Academic Organizations

American Education Research Association                                                                2009 – present

Division C- Learning and Instruction

Division H- Research, Evaluation, and Assessment in Schools

SIG- Special Education Research

SIG- Classroom Management

Council for Exceptional Children                                                                                2009 – present

Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders

Council for Learning Disabilities

Teacher Education Division

Council for Learning Disabilities                                                                                2011- present

 

University Service

University of Mary Washington College of Education                                              2014-present

Curriculum and Assessment Committee

Secretary

University of Mary Washington College of Education                                              2014-present

Educator-in-Residence Committee