Renee L. Myers

From 2002 to 2006, Dr. Myers worked at the University of Colorado at Denver as a senior instructor where she taught a variety of classes in the general and special education teacher-preparation programs, and served as a site professor in a partner school and as a lead instructor for several courses. She also taught as an adjunct professor for the University of Northern Colorado for one year.

From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Myers worked at the University of Pittsburgh as an associate clinical professor where she coordinated the grant funding the master’s program for the preparation of special education teachers, advised most of the students and taught a variety of courses in the program. From 1990 to 1998, after receiving her Doctorate in Administration and Policy Studies, Dr. Myers was the coordinator of staff development and strategic planning for a large suburban school district in Pittsburgh. There, she coordinated development programs for the staff, faculty and administration and assisted the superintendent in facilitating the strategic-planning process.

From 1978 to 1990, Dr. Myers was a consultant for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit in southwestern Pennsylvania where she provided staff-development programs on the inclusion of students with special needs in general education classrooms, using a training manual she co-authored called, ADAPT, All Children Learning. And, for the first four years of her career, she was a special education teacher, specializing in the inclusion of secondary students with learning and behavior disabilities in general education classrooms.

Dr. Myers received the Tri-State School Study Council Leadership Award in 1989 for providing staff-development programs using the above-mentioned ADAPT manual. She has published several other training manuals including ADAPT: All Children Learning (1988, 1995); Teaching Options for Social Studies: (1988); and Staff Development in a Flash, (1999). Her dissertation research was Teacher Receptivity to Change during the Implementation of a Staff Development Program (1990). Research areas include differentiated instruction, inter-rater reliability of performance-assessment tools, comparison of online vs. in-class learning, uses of various classroom-management strategies and theories, and the implementation of the Pathwise supervision system. Dr. Myers served as the president of the Pennsylvania Staff Development Council from 1996-98.