Karyn Grace is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Education.
Professional Title: Adjunct Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Special education; inclusive instruction; responsive classroom; developmental design; positive behavioral intervention, response to intervention leadership.
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Special education
Education: BA, MEd, CAGS
Karyn Grace is adjunct faculty serving the Special Education Division. She is a special educator of seventeen years and is an Inclusive Instructional Specialist for Cambridge Public Schools. Karyn has developed coursework for the CPS licensure program and mentor program, and is responsible for district professional development on inclusive schooling. Interests include data analysis, knowledge and pacing chart development in connection with the National Common Core Standards, Special Education, Cambridge Education Association representative/delegate, Responsive Classroom, Developmental Design, Positive Behavioral Intervention Systems, and Response to Intervention Leadership.Current projects include the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Performance Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Committee and delivering professional development for Teach+ on Differentiating the Common Core.Professional offerings include delivery of Authentic Assessment using iPads at the Literacy for All Conference, Fall 2013, and presenting at the University of Massachusetts for 170 educators on the Common Core. Karyn currently holds a Continued Advanced Degree of Studies in Educational Leadership and is enrolled in a doctoral program. On January 9, 2014 Karyn Grace was selected one of 150 educators selected to participate in the national Teacher Leadership Initiative by the National Education Association, the Center for Teaching Quality and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
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