Ann Bassett Berry

Associate Professor of Special Education
Graduate Program Coordinator for Special Education programs
Office Location: Highland Hall Rm 212
Phone: (603) 535-2913
E-mail: abberry@plymouth.edu

About Ann Bassett Berry:

Dr. Berry has a strong interest in effective instruction for students with high incidence disabilities. The courses she teaches in special education at Plymouth State University focus on evidence-based practices. Additionally, she is interested in furthering her work in special education teacher retention. Her research, initially supported by the National Center for Rural Education Support, has identified several components related to the satisfaction and commitment of special education teachers in rural areas.

Degrees and Education

PhD in Special Education, Pennsylvania State University
MS, Special Education, Southern Illinois University
BA, Skidmore College

Research Interests

Effective instruction, evidence-based practice
Retention and support of special education teachers in rural areas

Recent Publications

Berry, A. (2012). The relationship of perceived support to satisfaction and commitment for special education teachers in rural areas. Rural Special Education Quarterly.
Berry, A., & Mason, L. (2012). The effects of self-regulated strategy development on the writing of expository essays for adults with written expression difficulties: Preparing for the GED. Remedial and Special Education.
Berry, A (2012). Factors related to the retention of special educators in rural areas: What administrators need to know. New Hampshire Journal of Education.
Berry, A., Petrin, R., Graville, M., Farmer, T., (2011). Issues in special education teacher recruitment, retention, and professional development: Considerations in supporting rural teachers. Rural Special Education Quarterly.
Awards and Distinctions

Exemplary Education Research Award, The American Council for Rural Special Education, 2011
Research Proposal Award, The American Council for Rural Special Education, 2010
Excellence Award, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, 2000

Associations, Boards, and Committees

The Council for Exceptional Children (subdivisions: DLD, TED)
The American Council for Rural Special Education
Conference Proceedings Committee Chairperson, The American Council for Rural Special Education, 2011
New Hampshire Journal of Education, 2012
Awards and Scholarship Committee, The American Council for Rural Special Education
Guest Reviewer: Remedial and Special Education, 2009-2011

Courses Taught

SE 2080 Children With Disabilities (Undergraduate)
SE 5600 Language and Learning Disabilities
SE 6040 Curriculum Design in Special Education
SE 5765 Working with Families and Children: Legal and Ethical Issues
EP 8010 Program Evaluation: Theory and Practice