Educational BackgroundPh.D., Special Education/Early Intervention, University of Pittsburgh, 2008Master of Education, Special Education, Pennsylvania State University, 1992Bachelor of Arts, Commmunication Studies, Pennsylvania State University, 1985Certificate, Elementary Certification, Chatham University, 1988
Professional BackgroundWestminster College,
New Wilmington, PA
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Point Park University,
Visiting Professor of Special EducationUniveristy of Pittsburgh,
Graduate Student Researcher & UCLID Fellow
Developmental TherapistChester County Intermediate Unit, Exton, PA, Service Coordinator, Classroom Teacher, Home Visitor Ken-Crest Services, Philadelphia, PA, Early Intervention Classroom TeacherAllegheny County Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, PA Headstart Classroom Teacher & Home Visitor
Area of Expertise/ResearchPerceptions of hope for families of young children with disabilitiesSocial issues related to young children with disabilities
Presentations2012 - Recognizing Developmental Red Flags-
Workshop for the Early Childhood Initiative in conjunction with the Laughlin Center, a NAEYC accredited preschool in Sewickley, PA.
2011 - Linking PA Standards to Lesson Planning- Early Childhood Initiative 2010 - Gracious Space
Parker, S.W., Wolf, T., Brletic,C., Seiger, L., Tittinger, R., Fedon, K.
at the PA-CEC conference in State College, PA 2009 - Accommodating a split Student-Teaching Placement - Domanski, L., Parker, S.W., Gettemy, C. Cunningham, J., Shiner, R., Kushner, K., Byers, J.
Slippery Rock University Student Teacher Supervision Conference.
2008 - Identifying Developmental Red Flags - Project ECHO 2001 - Strategies for Developing/Using Video in Personnel Preparation
Tepe, J.H., Kaczmarek, L.A., Parker, S.W., Knoll, D.
Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children?s Division of Early Childhood Annual Conference, Boston, MA.
2001 - Home-School Communication Books: A discussion of Strategies
Kaczmarek, L.A., Paker, S.W., Brown, M., Tepe, J.H.
Presented at the state wide early intervention annual conference, Hershey, PA.
2000 - Communication Notebooks: A Content Analysis
Kaczmarek, L.A., Parker, S.W., Shair, E., Laughlin, J., Tepe, J.H., Brown, M.
Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children?s Division of Early Childhood
Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.