has been on faculty in the University of Kentucky’s College of Education since 2002 and has worked in the field of special education since 1994. She has served in the roles of teacher, administrator, and researcher and has worked as an interventionist directly with hundreds of children with disabilities and their families.
Building on this real-world experience, Lee Ann has been invited to provide leadership to programs, schools, districts, and organizations around the world for nearly 15 years. She is actively engaged in supporting growth in the areas of assessment, family support, IEP/IFSP development, standards-based assessment for exceptional learners, planning intervention, and measuring progress. This constant connection to research-based practice in real-world settings forms the foundation of her university teaching.
Lee Ann has coauthored 3 books (Intervention planning and progress monitoring; Answers to essential questions about standards, assessments, grading, and reporting; and Grading exceptional and struggling learners), two of which were finalists for the Distinguished Achievement award from the Association of Educational Publishers. She also has authored more than 35 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has received in excess of $4 million in funding to support personnel preparation and research. This funding includes continuous US Department of Education funding since 2006 to support the tuition of scholars in the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) program.
Lee Ann has served as associate editor for Young Exceptional Children (YEC), guest editor and editorial board member of Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, and is currently an editorial board member for YEC and Journal of Early Intervention. Lee Ann is a 2001 graduate of Auburn University.