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Prior to beginning doctoral studies at Indiana University, Sandy worked as a secondary public school teacher at both the middle and high school levels. She has also taught adolescents and adults in a residential psychiatric setting and a correctional facility. Before joining the center in 1998, she taught numerous graduate and undergraduate courses in the Special Education Department at Indiana University-Bloomington and supervised pre-service teachers in their teaching internships. Currently, Sandy teaches courses and conducts professional development in the area of functional behavioral assessment, positive behavioral support, and classroom management. Major projects include working with schools in several districts as they create and implement school-wide systems of behavioral support and Mentor Training for mentors of new teachers. Sandy is a certified trainer for the Second Step Violence Prevention Program and a certified facilitator for the School-wide Information system (SWIS), a discipline data base.
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- Indiana University-Bloomington | Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Special Education | 1994-Present
- Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI | M.S., Special Educcation-Emotional Impairment | 1993
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI | B.A., Psychology | 1986
- Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University | Graduate Assistant | 1998-1999
- Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Project EXIT, Indiana University-Bloomington | Graduate Research Assistant | 1998-1999
- Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana University-Bloomington | Associate Instructor | 1995-1998
- Office of Student Teaching, Indiana University-Bloomington | Supervisor of Field Experience and Student Teaching | 1994-1998
- Ann Arbor Public Schools, Ann Arbor, MI | Middle School Teacher | 1993-1994
- Center for Forensic Psychiatry, Ypsilanti, MI | Adult Education Teacher | 1992-1994
- Alcohol Misuse Prevention Study, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor | Teacher | 1992-1994
- Van Buren Public Schools, Belleville, MI | High School Teacher | 1987-1990
- Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor | Psychiatric Care Worker | 1981-1987
Awards, Honors & Certifications
- Outstanding Associate Instructor Award, School of Education, Indiana University-Bloomington | 1997
- American Educational Research Association | 1996-Present
- Council for Exceptional Children | 1995-Present
- American Psychological Association | 1994-1996
- Michigan Elementary Provisional Teaching Certificate
- K-12 Endorsement in Special Education, Eastern Michigan University-Ypsilanti
- Dean's List, Eastern Michigan University-Ypsilanti | 1992 and 1993
Presentations & Publications
- Manset-Williamson, G., & Washburn, S., (2002). Administrators' Perspectives of the Impact of Mandatory Graduation Qualifying Examinations for Students with Learning Disabilities. Journal of Special Education Leadership, 15(2), 49-59.
- Washburn, S. Burello, L. & Buckmann, S. (2002). Schoolwide behavioral support: A resource guide for facilitators. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University, Forum on Education.
- Brantlinger, E., Morton, M. L., & Washburn, S. (1999). Moral authority over social spaces in schools: (Re)distributing gendered power. Elementary School Journal, 99(5), 491-504.
- Manset, G., & Washburn, S. (2000). Equity through accountability? Mandating minimum competency exit examination for secondary students with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 15(3), 160-67.
Areas of Expertise
- Action Research
- Bullying Prevention
- Disability Studies
- Positive Behavioral Supports
- School Discipline Practices
- School Wide Positive Behavior Support
- Students Labeled Emotionally/Behaviorally Disordered
- Teacher Education