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Northwest Missouri State University


Dr. Shantel Farnan

Dr. Shantel Farnan

Email

Office

205 Brown Hall

Phone

660.562.1450
660.562.1561 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2011

Assistant Professor

Coordinator of Special Education Programs


Education

  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis; University of Missouri
  • Ed.S. Superintendency; Northwest Missouri State University
  • M.S. Educational Leadership/Elementary; Northwest Missouri State University
  • B.S. Elementary Education/Special Education; Northwest Missouri State University

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Introduction to Cross Categorical
  • Teaching Cross Categorical Special Education: Academic/Behavioral
  • Teaching Cross Categorical Special Education: Functional/Physical
  • Practicum: Cross Categorical
  • Administration of Special Education
  • Leadership in Special Education
  • Introduction to Teaching Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Transition and Career Education
  • Internship: Special Education Administration
  • Graduate Practicum:  Mild/Moderate Disabilities:  Elementary and Secondary
  • Math for Students with Disabilities
  • Specialist Special Topics:  Special Education Administration

Academic Interests

  • Collaboration between Special Education and Regular Education
  • Transition
  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support/Response to Intervention
  • Autism
  • Quality Educator Preparation Programs
  • Diverse Field Experiences for Teacher Candidates
  • PreK-12 and Higher Education Educator Preparation Program Partnerships
  • Dyslexia

Scholarly Activity

  • Co-Presenter (2016, December). "Writing Academic and Behavioral Goals for Students with Disabilities." Presented at the Northwest Local Administrators of Special Education (LASE), Maryville, Missouri. 
  • Presenter (2016, November). "Professional Collaboration Experiences Provided for Teacher Candidates: Perceptions of Novice Teachers." Presented at the Teacher Education Division 2016 National Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Presenter (2016, November). "Professional Education Redesign- Our Journey." Presented to the AACTE team, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO. 
  • Co-Presenter (2016, October). "Providing Meaningful Opportunities for Rural Teacher Candidates to Embrace Diversity." Presented at the Missouri Chapter of National Association for Multicultural Education Fall Conference, Kansas City, MO.
  • Presenter, (2016, September). "Refreshing and New Ideas to Address Behaviors in Young Children." Presented for faculty, staff, and administration of Head Start of northwest Missouri, Maryville, MO.  
  • Co-Presenter (2015, November). "Transition: Begin with the End in Mind." Presented at the Education Tango for Council for Exceptional Children Student Organization Conference, Maryville, MO.
  • Co-Presenter (2015, January). "High Engagement Strategies." Presented at the Creating Connections: Teaching for Learning sessions at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO. 
  • Symposium (2014, November). "Preparation and Partnerships: How Small Programs Strive for 'Clinically Rich' Experiences." Presented at the Teacher Education Division/Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Presenter, (2014, September). "Ages and Stages of Children: We All 'Grow' Through It." Presented for parents of the Maryville R-II School District for the Growing Opportunities and Parents as Teachers programs, Maryville, MO. 
  • Co-Presenter (2013, November). "Collaboration Between Preservice Teachers:  Faculty Research and Student Views." Presented at the Education Tango for Council for Exceptional Children Student Organization Conference, Maryville, MO.
  • Co-Presenter (2013, October). "Collaboration Between Preservice Teachers:  Faculty Research and Student Views." Presented at the Critical Questions in Education Annual Conference (International), San Antonio, TX.
  • Co-Presenter (2013, March). "A Collaborative Environment:  Views from Faculty and Preservice Teachers." Presented at the Missouri Council for Exceptional children Conference, Osage Beach, MO. 
  • Co-Presenter (2013, March). "Teacher Evaluation." Presented at the Missouri Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Osage Beach, MO.
  • Panel Presentation (2013, March and 2012, March). "Interviewing." Presented at the Missouri Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Osage Beach, MO.
  • Co-Presenter (2013, January). "Modeling Collaboration:  A Project Between Special Education and Literacy Preservice Teachers." Presented at the Department of Professional Education Teaching Circle, Maryville, MO.
  • Co-Presenter (2012, November). "Engagement Strategies." Presented at the AVID Roundtable, Maryville, MO. 
  • Co-Presenter (2012, November). "Model Engagement Strategies in Your Education Courses and Have Some Fun Along the Way!" Presented at the Department of Professional Education Teaching Circle, Maryville, MO.
  • Co-Presenter (2012, March). "Intervention Systems (RtI) at the Middle and High School Level." Presented at the Missouri Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Osage Beach, MO. 
  • Presenter  (2012, March-2016, September presented each semester). "Working with ALL Children in your Classrooms."  Presented at the Student Teacher Seminars, Maryville, MO.  
  • Co-Presenter (2011, November). "A Vision for Course Redesign: Introduction to Special Education."  Presented at the Teacher Education Division/Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Austin, TX. 
  • Co-Presenter (2011, September). "RtI at the Secondary Level."  Presented at the Missouri Council for Administrators of Special Education Fall Conference, Osage Beach, MO.  
  • Dissertation title:  Professional Collaboration Experiences: Perceptions Of Novice Teachers

Student Group Advisement

  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Kind Individuals Dedicated to Students (KIDS)

Other Professional Experiences

  • Teacher Education Division (TED) - Small Special Education Programs Caucus (SSEPC) appointed Communications Director; November 2016
  • MO-CASE subcommittee- ReInvent Special Education invited member; April 2017
  • Higher Education Representative, Executive Board, Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education (MO-CASE); 2016
  • Professional Development Chair, Executive Board, Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education (MO-CASE); 2010-2012
  • Reviewer of Missouri Content Assessment Special Education; August 2014
  • Administrator Mentoring Program (AMP) Mentor for three Special Education Administrators/Coordinators; Fall 2011- Present
  • Lettuce Dream Board Member; 2016 to Present
    • Panel participant to train Lettuce Dream volunteers (June 2017)
    • Committee Organization Chair (Fall 2016)
  • Collaborative Work (CW) Facilitator and Committee member with RPDC; 2014-Present
    • Presentation for Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) (Fall 2016)
  • Co-Chair of Local Administrators of Special Education (LASE); 2011-2013
  • Treasurer, Nodaway County Education/Recreation for Adults with Disabilities; 2011-Present
  • Special Education Director; 1999-2011
  • Special Education Cooperative Coordinator; 1999-2005
  • Special Education Teacher
  • CNA, Group Homes for Adults with Disabilities

Other

Enjoying spending time with family camping, biking, reading and teaching Children's Liturgy of the Word at our church

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