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Dr. Tamara Lynn

Dr. Tamara Lynn



204 Brown Hall


816.547.9466 (cell)
660.562.1561 (fax)

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Joined Northwest in 2009

Assistant Professor

MSEd in Special Education with Certification Program Coordinator


  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis; University of Missouri-Columbia, 2022
  • Ed.S. Educational Leadership (K-12 Administration & Special Education Administration); Northwest Missouri State University, 2016
  • M.S.Ed. Special Education; Northwest Missouri State University, 2009
  • B.S. Business Administration-Management; University of Missouri-Columbia, 2002

Courses Taught

  • 62-372 Systems for Supporting Instruction & Behavior for Students with Disabilities
  • 62-394 Theory and Techniques of Evaluation, Instruction and Behavior in Special Education
  • 62-396 Implementing Techniques and Strategies of Evaluation, Instruction and Behavior in Special Education
  • 62-408 Theory and Techniques of Transition & Career Readiness, Families and Partnerships in Special Education
  • 62-643 Teaching Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities
  • 62-635 Techniques for Conferencing and Collaboration

Academic Interests

  • Transition Services
  • Stakeholder Collaboration & Teams
  • Professional Development
  • Autism Consultation
  • Administrator’s Role in Novice Teacher Induction & Mentoring
  • Profession Based Field Experience

Scholarly Activity

  • Lynn, T. (2023). 3 tips for classroom vibe checks: Learning the lingo and leveraging their learning. Teachers Connecting to Advance Retention and Empowerment (T-CARE), 14, 13.
  • Lynn, T., Farnan, S., Reuter, J.A., & Moore, A. (2022). Looking Behind Virtual Lenses: Field Experience, Modeling, Coaching, Feedback, Supervision, and Partnerships.  The Journal of Special Education Preparation (JOSEP), 2(2), 42-51.
  • Lynn, T. (2022). An investigation of the administrator’s role in the design, support, and evaluation of induction programs in rural, public k-12 schools in northwest Missouri.
  • Kang, J., Farnan, S., & Lynn, T. (2018). Responding to the needs of early career SETs through educator preparation programs. The Advocate: Kansas Association of Teacher Educators, 23(6).

Student Group Advisement

  • Northwest Missouri State University Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Student Group,  Co-Advisor

Other Professional Experiences

  • ACES Director, Maryville R-II School District (Maryville, Missouri), July 2014 - Present
  • Special Education Teacher & Compliance Team Member, Maryville R-II School District (Maryville, Missouri), 2012-2014
  • Special Education Teacher & Transition Coordinator, Savannah R-III School District (Savannah, Missouri), 2006-2012
  • Paraprofessional, North Kansas City School District (Kansas City, Missouri), 2002-2006