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Dr. Tamara Lynn

Dr. Tamara Lynn

Email

Office

204 Brown Hall

Phone

660.562.1258
660.562.1561 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2009


Assistant Professor


Education

  • 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

  • Publication (in press) Lynn, Tamara; Farnan, Shantel; Reuter, Jessie A.; and Moore, Adam (in press).  “Looking Behind Virtual Lenses: Field Experience, Modeling, Coaching, Feedback, Supervision, and Partnerships”, The Journal of Special Education Preparation (JOSEP).
  • Dissertation: “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” 
  • Lead Presenter at Residency Practicum Call Back Day “Intervention strategies for the struggling student” [with co-presenter Dr. Sara Taylor] in February 2022.
  • Lead Presenter at Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) [with co-presenters Dr. Sara Taylor and Dr. Shantel Farnan] “Diverse Virtual Field Experiences: A Rural, Regional Institution’s Response to School Closures” in January 2022.
  • Lead Presenter at Residency Practicum Call Back Day “Intervention strategies for the struggling student” [with co-presenter Dr. Sara Taylor] in November 2021.
  • Lead Presenter at Teacher Education Division-Council for Exceptional Children (TED-CEC) “SSEPC Shares: Critical Topics Related to Wellbeing: Effective Practices for positive mental health, work-life balance, and flourishing in PK-12 and University Communitiesin November 2021.
  • Lead Presenter at Teacher Education Division-Council for Exceptional Children (TED-CEC) [with co-presenters Dr. Sara Taylor and Dr. Shantel Farnan] Responding to School Closures Through Diverse Virtual Field Experiences for Rural Special Education Teacher Candidatesin November 2021.
  • Panel Member at Teacher Education Division-Council for Exceptional Children (TED-CEC) “Covid-19 and teacher candidate supervision: How small programs are creating high-quality supervision in spite of a pandemic” in November 2021.
  • Accepted Virtual Co-Presenter at Council for Exceptional Children (2021, March) “Using Constructive Feedback to Improve the Classroom Management Practices of Teacher Candidates”. 
  • Co-Presenter at MO-Council of Administrators of Special Education (2020, March) “Developing mutually beneficial partnerships for the recruitment and retention of special education teachers”.
  • Lead Presenter at Teacher Education Division-CEC (2019, November) Implementing a profession-based assessment to Individualized Education Program (IEP) project to improve personnel preparation”.
  • Lead Presenter for Teaching Classroom Management & Discipline (2019, April) “IEPs and accommodations/modifications for secondary school teachers”.
  • Lead Presenter at NWMSU Secondary Student Teacher Return Day (2019, March) “IEPs and accommodations/modifications for secondary school teachers”.
  • Lead Presenter with Co-Presenter at Council for Exceptional Children (2019, January) Improving and evaluating self-advocacy strategies through student participation and student-led IEPs”.
  • Co-Presenter at Teacher Education Division (2018, November) Responding to the needs of early career SETs through educator preparation programs: Program redesign”.
  • Co-Presenter at Presentation at Teacher Education Division (2018, November) “Preparing teacher candidates for the implementation of student led IEPs to improve self-advocacy and self-determination skills for secondary students with disabilities”.
  • Lead Presenter with Co-Presenter at MO-CASE (2018, September) Improving Student Transition Outcomes Through the Implementation of Student Led IEPs”. 
  • Publication (2018, August) Kang, Jeongae; Farnan, Shantel; and Lynn, Tamara (2018) "Responding to the needs of early career SETs through educator preparation programs," The Advocate: Vol. 23: No. 6. https://doi.org/10.4148/2637-4552.1002

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