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 Dr. Jodi Katsafanas  

 

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Dr. Jodi Katsafanas

Dr. Jodi Katsafanas is a faculty member in the Special Education Department.  She received her Bachelor of science degree in both special education and elementary education from Duquesne University,  a Master's in Special Education from the University of Pittsburgh with an emphasis on Severe Disabilities, and a Doctorate in Special Education with an emphasis on learning disabilities (specifically reading disabilities) from Pitt. Additionally she has a supervisory certificate in Special Education from the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Katsafanas was also a special education classroom teacher for 18 years in 3 states, teaching many grade levels from K-12 and across multiple disability categories.  She also worked as a consultant for the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) as an Inclusion specialist and opened one of the first full inclusion classrooms in the state in 1990.  Dr. Katsafanas has recently become involved in taking the Special Education department at SRU international, traveling with students to the Netherlands and presenting at an international conference in Spain in 2009.

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