Ann B. Berry

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Assistant Professor of Education

BA, Skidmore College; MS, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Contact Information

  • (603)-535-2913
  • Rounds Hall 035

About Professor 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.


  • 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 or Recognition

  • 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

Courses Taught


Contact Us

Department of Elementary Education and Childhood Studies

Chair: Marianne True

034 Rounds Hall, Lower Level
8 a.m.–4 p.m., M–F

Phone: 603-535-2285
Email: (Brenda Gleich, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2879

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #38
Plymouth, NH 03264