Kelly A ClarkSenior Extension Associate
Fax: (607) 255-2763
Kelly Clark worked as a secondary special education teacher for eight years in North Carolina. Her certifications in special education include K-12 general and adapted curriculum. She is also certified as a general education teacher in mathematics. She received her masters in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte gaining a North Carolina Principal I license and a Curriculum and Instruction Specialist license.
During her doctoral work at UNC Charlotte, Kelly worked as a graduate research assistant for the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT). In her work there, she assisted in providing national technical assistance, creating products such as practitioner resources, guides, and toolkits, providing professional development across states, presenting at local, state, and national conferences, and assisted in conducting literature reviews in order to evaluate evidence-based practices for secondary transition.
Her research has primarily focused on the development of an intervention to teach soft skills for employment using components of self-determination and technology-aided instruction. Her other work has focused on interventions that combine components of self-determination with academic skills and effective professional development practices. She has also worked internationally in Zanzibar, Tanzania to assist in inclusive education efforts for individuals with disabilities as well as providing professional development and training for administrators, teachers, and midwives.
PhD 2018 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Special Education
M.S.A. 2015 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Special Education
M.S.A. 2015 University of North Carolina at Charlotte School Administration
B.S. 2007 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Special Education