Deanna Keith earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Special Education and
Masters of Education in Special Education from Lynchburg College. She continued her
education at the University of Virginia where she earned her Education Specialist and
Education Doctorate in Administration and Supervision. 

Before coming to Liberty University, she spent ten years in the public school system as a
special education teacher and administrator in the elementary, middle, high and
alternative school settings, as well as served as the Director for Preschool and
Kindergarten in a private school setting. Currently, she teaches graduate and
undergraduate level courses in special education, school law and educational leadership.
She enjoys serving as the Director of Special Education and as Faculty Supervisor for
Liberty University’s Council for Exceptional Children and Autism Speaks University
student chapters. 

Articles

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Principal Desirability for Professional Development (AELJ), Academy of Educational Leadership Journal (2011)

Principals are often required to operate educational programs under a growing number of federal and...

 

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Principal Desirability for Professional Development, Faculty Dissertations (2008)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of Virginia public school principals...

 

Presentations

Perceptions of Student Teachers in International Placements… What can we learn from their experiences? (with Michelle B. Goodwin, Esther Alcindor, Miranda Arnold, and Annyce Raye Maddox), CREATE (Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation) Conference. (2014)
 

Perceptions of Student Teachers Serving in International Placements. (with Michelle B. Goodwin, Esther Alcindor, Miranda Arnold, and Annyce Raye Maddox), NSSA (National Social Science Association) Conference. (2014)
 

Perceptions of Student Teachers in International Placements… What Can We Learn from their Experiences? (with Michelle B. Goodwin, Esther Alcindor, Miranda Arnold, and Annyce Raye Maddox), Virginia Educational Research Association (VERA) Annual Meeting (2014)
 

Learning from student teachers in international placements. (with Michelle B. Goodwin, Esther Alcindor, and Miranda Arnold), VACTE and ATE-VA Conference (2014)
 

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Applying Maslow's Hierarchy to the Parent/Teacher Relationship (with Lucinda S. Spaulding), Virginia Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children (2011)

We examine the parent/teacher relationship through Maslow’s (1943) Hierarchy of Needs, which theorizes that physiological...