Professional Development and School Support Team
Karren D. Streagle, Ph.D.
Bio - Dr. Streagle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Educational Studies. Her area of expertise is in Universal Design for Learning, visual supports, and alternate assessments for students with significant intellectual disabilities.
Patti Mortensen, Ed.D.
Bio - Dr. Mortensen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership. Her area of expertise is in supporting and training new administrators in developing advanced leadership skills and dispositions for the responsibilities and rigor of K-12 leadership.
Beverly Ray, Ph.D.
Bio - Dr. Ray is a Professor in the Department of Teaching and Educational Studies. Her areas of expertise include integrating various technologies and media platforms (such as social media, smart devices, digital games, role plays and simulations) to support student learning and teachers’ pedagogical development.
Joel Bocanegra, Ph.D.
Bio - Dr. Bocanegra is an Assistant Professor in the Department of School Psychology. His areas of expertise include multi-tiered system of support, multicultural competency, diversity issues, and school counseling.
Suzanne Beasterfield, MA
Clinical Assistant Professor
Languages and Literacy
Bio - Ms. Beasterfield is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Educational Studies. Her areas of expertise include teacher education and development, school-community interactions and partnerships, English Language Arts and Foreign Language teaching methods, and issues of culture and diversity.
Jennifer Gallup Ph.D
Bio - Dr. Gallup is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Educational Studies. She has worked with students with special needs in grades K-12 in a variety of settings and specializes in gaming technology, simulations, and innovative technology that promotes communication, collaboration, and support for the management of maladaptive behavior in K-12 classrooms. Dr. Gallup is also an expert in supporting students with Autism.
School Improvement Coordinator