Roberta Gentry, Assistant Professor of Special Education in the College of Education, recently received a grant from the Virginia Department of Education. Grant funds will be used for tuition reimbursement for special education teachers enrolled in a licensure or degree program at UMW and currently working on a provisional license in regions 3 and 4 of Virginia, training mentors, paying mentors, and Council of Exceptional Children student memberships.
Gentry is giving two presentations at the Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Nov. 6 to 9, 2013. She is presenting “What do new special educators and their mentors discuss in an electronic mentoring site?” solo and “Preparing Special Educators in the Use of Evidence Based Instructional Practices” with Dr. LaRon Scott, Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.
She presented at the 2013 Mentoring Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico Oct. 29 to 31. The title of her presentation is “Electronic Mentoring – A Qualitative Review.”