Assistant Professor of Special Education
BA, Smith College, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; PhD, University of Vermont
About Professor Swindlehurst
Dr. Kelly Swindlehurst came to Plymouth State after several years teaching in Vermont. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Swindlehurst worked with people with disabilities in school and non-school settings. At PSU she teaches the special education sequence, ensuring that young professionals enter the field of education ready to meet the needs of children with disabilities. She also teaches courses in responding to student behavior and the student teaching seminar. Her current research focuses on how to best prepare classroom teachers to meet the needs of diverse populations.
Swindlehurst, K.A., Shepherd, K., & Salembier, G. (2014). Promises and challenges of schoolwide implementation of response to instruction (RtI): Principal’s perspectives. Journal of Ethical Educational Leadership, 1(11), 1-16.
Swindlehurst, K., Shepherd, K., Salembier, G. and Hurley, S. Implementing Response to Instruction: Results of a Survey of School Principals. Manuscript accepted for publication, Journal of Rural Special Education.
Swindlehurst, K. and Salembier, G. Impact of an Undergraduate Course on Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitudes about Students with Disabilities. Manuscript in preparation for publication.
Swindlehurst, K. and Shepherd, K. (2013, April 18). A Statewide Survey of Response to Instruction. New England Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting.
Swindlehurst, K. and Salembier, G. (2013, April 18). The Impact of an Undergraduate Course on Pre-service Teacher Attitudes about Students with Disabilities. New England Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting.
Swindlehurst, K. (2012, May 3). Levels of Implementation of the Response to Instruction Approach: A Statewide Perspective. New England Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting.
Swindlehurst, K. (2011, April 29). Survey of response to instruction implementation in Vermont middle and high schools. College of Education and Social Services Annual Scholarship Symposium, University of Vermont.
Awards or recognition
- John Schmitt Award for outstanding research. New England Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting. April 2013.
- Children with Disabilities
- Classroom Applications in Inclusive Teaching
- Designing Positive Learning Environments
- Student Teaching Seminar