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 and school leadership. She enjoys
serving as the Director for 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

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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...

 

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Collaboration: Best Practices for Today’s Teachers (with Miranda Arnold), Kappa Delta Pi Biennial Convocation (2011)
 

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Evaluating Classroom assignments: Planning for Grading, Liberty University Center for University Excellence (2011)
 

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The History of Special Education: Lessons from the Past, Implications for the Future (with Lucinda S. Spaulding), Annual National Conference of the Teacher Education Division (TED) (2010)

We identify three eras in the history of special education: Early Reform (1800 – 1870),...

 

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The Effects of Poverty in the Role of Schools: Implications for Teacher-Preparation Programs (with Lucinda S. Spaulding and Andrea P. Beam), Teacher Education Division (TED) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (2010)