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Heather Haynes-Smith, Ph.D

 Assistant Professor

Department of Teacher Education

Program Area: Special Education


Professional Preparation

Ph.D., University of Kansas; Special Education

M.A., Trinity University; Teaching

B.A., Trinity University; Humanities/Elementary Education



Dr. Haynes-Smith, a native Texan, joined the faculty at Texas Woman’s University in 2012. She has worked as a teacher, literacy coach, reading technical assistance specialist, field trainer/analyst, program coordinator, consultant, higher education instructor, and researcher.


License & Certifications

Special Education Teacher, General Education Teacher, English as a Second Language, Administrator-Principal

Additional Research Interests

High incidence disabilities, early literacy, reading instruction, assessment, positive behavior supports and interventions, response to intervention (RTI) and multi-tiered systems of supports (MTSS), general education and special education collaboration, integrated academic and behavior instruction, inclusive education, family supports, technology, educational leadership and systems development, school reform, social justice, urban education, action research, and culturally responsive instruction and assessment



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