Dr. Theresa Kreider is a special education and school administration expert with over 30 years of experience in the field of public education. She has experience as a Director and Assistant Director of Student Services, collaborative support services teacher, and a teacher of students with learning disabilities and emotional disturbances. Dr. Kreider applies her expertise to forensic cases involving the safety and well-being of students, and disputes involving the adequacy of educational programs including compliance with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
Dr. Kreider has spent over 17 years working as a Student Services Administrator, working with and supervising school psychologists, school social workers, school nurses, speech/language clinicians, behavior support specialists, school counselors, special education teachers, gifted education teachers, and teachers of English Language Learners. As a teacher, Dr. Kreider taught students with learning disabilities at the middle school level, and students with emotional/behavioral disorders across all grade levels. She currently teaches in an adjunct position in the Education department at Millersville University, working with undergraduate and graduate students on coursework related to Special Education. She has specific knowledge and experience in positive behavior support plans, discipline of students with disabilities, de-escalation techniques, post-secondary transition planning, residential treatment facility and alternative placements, and 504 accommodation plans.
Theresa earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership, a master of science in Teaching and Curriculum, and a bachelor of science in Special Education. She holds other industry credentials including a Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility, and certifications in both special education supervision and curriculum and instruction supervision.