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Dr. Jane Strong - Ph.D.

Jane Strong

Assistant Professor
Department of Teacher Education and Social Work

Phone: 478-4758632

  • Macon - TED - 309
    Phone: 478-475-8632
  • Cochran - Witt Hall - Office 5
Office Hours: Mondays, 9:30-11:30 am Macon
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am, Cochran
Wednesdays, 9:30 -3:30 pm, Macon
Other times by appointment
Appointments set up via email in advance are appreciated.

TEB Office 309

Biography: I have enjoyed a rewarding career as a special education teacher, special education administrator, school administrator, and district director of special education that began in 1984. I look forward to continuing to share my passion for preparing future teachers who are able to serve students with disabilities.

I am the proud mother of two adult children and a Nana for two fabulous grand children. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, decorating, walking and exploring new places.
Courses: SPED 3110, Characteristics of Exceptional Learners
SPED 4110, Program Planning for Exceptional Learners
ESE 4477, Clinical 1 Seminar
ESE 4588, Clinical II Seminar
ESE 4520, Positive Behavior Supports
Education: BS Radford University, Elementary and Special Education
M.Ed. University of Virginia, Administration and Supervision
Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University, Special Education and Disability Policy

Licensed as an elementary general education teacher through 4th grade, special education teacher, K-12 in educating students with emotional and intellectual disabilities through the state of Virginia, as well as Principal, Elementary Supervisor and Special Education Supervisor

Professional Experience: Teacher of Students with Multiple Disabilities and Autism, (secondary), Vermont
Teacher of Students with Emotional and Learning Disabilities, (middle/high), Virginia
Teacher of Students with Intellectual Disabilities, (elementary/middle), Virginia
Administrator for Regional Education Program (5 district consortium) Virginia
Director, Special Services, Spotsylvania County Schools, Virginia
Administrator, Gateway Academy, Public Day School for Students with Autism, K-12, VA
Director, Procedural Support, Department of Special Services, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
Professional Affiliations: Past President, Virginia Council of Administrators of Special Education (VCASE)
Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE)
Council of Exceptional Children (CEC)
Teacher Education Division (TED)
Organizations: VCASE
Publications: Strong, J. E. (2019). CASE IN POINT: Special Education Administration: What Does It Take? Journal of Special Education Leadership, 32(1), 57-59.

Strong, J.E. (2014). Preparing Teachers of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based Practices and Teacher Self-Efficacy, Dissertation.

Strong, J.E. (2010). Teacher Education Division (TED) of Council of Exceptional Children Annual Conference, Poster Presentation, Using Evidence-Based Practices in Teacher Education Coursework, St. Louis, MO.

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