Deborah S. Yost, Ph.D.
Office: Olney Hall, room 235
I am currently serving as a professor in the education department at La Salle University. My area of expertise is special education. I hold dual certification in elementary (K-8) and special education (K-12) in Connecticut and New York. I have worked primarily as a special education teacher for students with various disabilities for several years in Connecticut (learning disabilities, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorders, emotional/behavioral disorders, autism, pervasive developmental disorders, intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities). I also served as a behavioral and pre-referral consultant for a school district in which I worked with teachers on strategies to prevent referrals to special education. I worked, for a short time, as an educational diagnostician for Newington Children’s Hospital in Connecticut. Prior to entering a doctoral program in special education I was an educational consultant for a firm in New York City and New Haven, CT working with high school students with learning disabilities as they transitioned from high school to college. I entered a doctoral program at the University of Connecticut in 1991 and graduated with a Ph.D. in special education in 1996.
Areas of Expertise
- Special Education, Assessment, and Universal Design for Learning
- Teacher Education Reform
- Teacher Leadership
- Ph.D., Special Education, University of Connecticut
- M.A., Special Education, University of Connecticut
- B.A., Elementary Education (K-8), Special Education (K-12), Saint Joseph College (CT)
- Assessment (graduate)
- Implementing the IEP in the Inclusive Classroom (graduate)
- Assessment, Accommodations, and Adaptations for Students with Disabilities (undergraduate)
Yost, D.S., & Vogel, R. (2012). Writing Matters to urban middle school students. Middle School Journal, (4), 40-48.
Liang, L., Ebenezer, J., & Yost, D. (2010). Characteristics of pre-service teachers’ online discourse: Study of local streams. Journal of Science Education and Technology 19 (1), pp. 69-79.
Yost, D.S., Vogel, R., & Liang, L. (2009). Embedded teacher leadership: Support for a site-based model of professional development. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 12(4), 409-433.
Yost, D.S., & Soslau, E. (2009). School-based service-learning as action research. In T. Kelshaw, F. Lazarus, and J. Minier (Eds.), Partnerships for Service-Learning: Impacts on Communities and Students (pp.206-234). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Yost, D.S. & Vogel, R. (2008). Urban professional development: Working to create successful teachers and achieving students. In M.M Casky (Ed.), Middle Level Research Annual (pp. 39-48). Westerville, OH: The Middle School Association.
Book in Process
Yost, D.S., & Vogel, R. (2011). Writers Matter: A motivational approach to writing instruction for students in grades 5-12. Under review by Corwin Press.
Yost, D.S., & Vogel, R. (November, 2010). Writers Matter: Voices of Teens. Presentation for the National Middle School Association, Baltimore, MD.
Yost, D.S., & Vogel, R. (November, 2007). AYP or bust: How the teacher leader model increases student achievement. Presentation for the National Middle School Association, Houston, TX.
Yost, D.S. (2007). Constructing and Evaluating a Teacher Leader Model of Professional Development that Leads to Student Achievement, Paper proposal submitted to the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, Ill, April 7-13, 2007.
Researcher: Writing Matters: Primary researcher on the Writing Matters, Urban Writing Project (2006-present).
Greer Richardson, Ph.D.
La Salle University
Graduate Programs in Education
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
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