Selma Powell is the Director for the Special Education Teacher Education Program at the University of Washington. I began my career as an elementary special education teacher in Tampa, Florida and later moved to Orlando, Florida. She worked in public schools for nine years. I had the opportunity to teach students with disabilities from preschool through fifth grade and kindergarten and first grade general education. Additionally, I worked at the district office as a Staffing Resource Specialist supporting teachers. Most recently, I was the director of a Race to the Top grant, RTP3 – Resident Teacher Professional Preparation Program. She served as the special education expert in a residency model teacher preparation program for secondary Science and Mathematics teachers. Her research interests are special education teacher preparation and induction.
Ph.D., Special Education, University of Central Florida
M.Ed., Special Education, University of South Florida
B.A., Special Education and Elementary Education, University of South Florida