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Natasha Wright Veale

4917 Kenview St., Greensboro, NC 27410


336-456-0497
EDUCATION
Ph.D. Candidate, ABD-Special Education Leadership, 8/2010 (Expected)
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
Dissertation Topic: A Case Study of the Experiences of Alternatively-Prepared Se
condary Special Education Teachers Related to the Mandates of No Child Left Behi
nd Act of 2001
This study seeks to understand how experiences of alternatively-prepared special
education teachers may have affected their perceptions of special education tea
cher quality according to the NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher standards.
Advisors: Dr. Catherine Pulkinen, Dr. Dennis Flood, and Dr. Dionne Felix
M.Ed., Special Education, 2005
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
B.S., Special Education, 2002
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC
B.S., Education of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, 1999
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
TEACHING CERTIFICATIONS
Special Education Cross Categorical- Learning Disabilities (LD), Emotional Distu
rbance (ED), and Intellectual Disabilities (ID) in North Carolina, K-12, 2002
Exceptional Children (EC) -English, 2006
Exceptional Children (EC) -Math, 2006
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Special Education Teacher, 2000-2002, 2003-2008, 2009-present
Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC
* Implements learning strategies in English and Math for students with mild disa
bilities, including LD and ADHD, in Inclusion and Resource settings
* Implemented learning strategies and provided instruction in content areas to s
tudents with moderate disabilities in a Self-Contained setting
* Provided instruction on the Occupational Course of Study diploma track in all
academic areas for students with moderate disabilities
* Establishes effective communication among students, teachers, and parents betw
een home and school
* Trained general education teachers on Inclusion strategies for students with m
ild disabilities
* Instructed students using research-based reading strategies
* Facilitates Case Management, confidentially maintains Individualized Education
Plans, and all relevant paperwork per student to ensure application of accommod
ations and modifications
Schools- Southern High, Alamance Elementary, Allen Middle, Kiser Middle, The Aca
demy at Smith, and Dudley High
Adjunct Instructor/University Supervisor, 2007-present
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
SES 350 A-Interprofessional and Instructional Field Experiences I
Field component of special education teacher preparation program. It provides op
portunities for teachers to apply their knowledge and skills in a variety of set
tings with students with disabilities. (Fall)
SES 350 B- Interprofessional and Instructional Field Experiences II
Field component of special education teacher preparation program. It provides op
portunities for teachers to apply their knowledge and skills in a variety of set
tings with students with disabilities. (Spring)
SES 350 C-Interprofessional and Instructional Field Experiences III
Field component of special education teacher preparation program. It provides op
portunities for teachers to apply their knowledge and skills in a variety of set
tings with students with disabilities. (Fall)
SES 465 Student Teaching and Seminar: Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorde
rs
Student teaching emphasizing learning disabilities and behavior disorders in K-1
2 settings with University supervision. Full-time special education teaching ass
ignment in cooperating schools for a full semester. (Spring)
Adjunct Instructor, July 2009
Guilford Technical Community College, Guilford County Schools Alternative Certif
ication Teacher Track Program, Greensboro, NC
Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners- This course is designed for Guilford Coun
ty Schools Lateral Entry teachers. This course provided lateral entry teachers w
ith a comprehensive knowledge base and the necessary skills to effectively suppo
rt the needs of the diverse learners in their classrooms. Topics included discus
sions of how culture, language, socio-economic status, special needs, religion,
gender, and sexual orientation affect on teaching and learning.
FIELD EXPERIENCE
Project RESTART Mentoring Coordinator/Research Associate, 2007-2009
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
* Mentored participants in the alternative special education teacher preparation
program-Project RESTART within the Special Education Services (SES) department
* Designed mentoring activities for pre-service special education teachers in SE
S
* Taught field experience seminars/courses taken by the paraprofessionals partic
ipating in Project RESTART program (SES 350A, SES 350B, and SES 350C)
* Gathered and reported data on outcomes of pre-service special education teache
rs participating in Project RESTART program
* Performed duties of Special Education department as assigned by faculty superv
isor
PUBLICATIONS
Veale, N.W. (in press). Collaborative and Authoritative Leadership Styles of Spe
cial Education Administrators. Journal of the American Academy of Special Educat
ion Professionals.
Veale, N.W. (in press). Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Studying Spec
ial Education Administrator's Leadership Styles. Journal of Academic Leadership.
SERVICE
Exceptional Children's (EC) Department Chairperson, 2009-2010
Dudley High School, Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC
President, Phi Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Education Society
, 2006-2007
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
School-Based Leadership Team, EC Representative, 2004-2005
Allen Middle School, Greensboro, NC
Student Staff Support Team, EC Representative, 2004-2005
Allen Middle School, Greensboro, NC
Section 504 Committee Member, 2007
Kiser Middle School, Greensboro, NC
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, member, 2007-2008
Kappa Delta Pi International Education Society, member, 2006-present
National Association of Special Education Teachers, member, 2006-present
North Carolina Association of Educators, member, 2003-2007 Council for Exception
al Children, member, 2003-present
TECHNICAL SKILLS
Microsoft Word 2003-2007, Microsoft Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Outlook 2007, I
nternet Explorer; Mozilla Firefox; WebCT and Blackboard.
REFERENCES
Teresa C. Little, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Specialized Education Services
209 Ferguson Building
P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
(336) 334-3770 (office), (336) 256-0185 (fax)
Stephanie A. Kurtts, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Specialized Education Services
208 Ferguson Building
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
(336) 256-1080 (office) (336) 256-0185 (fax)
Gay Wilkins, MAT
Special Education Teacher
Guilford County Schools
1200 Lincoln St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
336-370-8130 ext. 4213
Nicole Dobbins, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Specialized Education Services
203 Ferguson Building
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
(336) 334-4645 (office) (336) 256-0185