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Theresa Kyle

Master of Education Instructor

Ph.D., Capella University
M.S. Capella University
M.S. University of Texas at El Paso

theresa.kyle@nwciowa.edu

Profile

Dr. Kyle has more than 30 years experience teaching elementary school learners, college interns, general education teachers, and special education teachers. She specializes with special needs learners, ELL learners, and positive behavior intervention and support (PBIS). Her expertise includes learning theory, literacy and bi-literacy, curriculum development and curriculum differentiation according to individual learner needs, learning styles, multiple intelligences, and behavioral intervention plans.


Publications and presentations

  • "PBIS Collaboration for Student Success," Region XIX Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Conference (2017)
  • "Kidspeak: A Teacher and Student Panel on Autism in the General Education Classroom," Region XIX Autism Conference (November 2016)
  • "How to Develop a Classroom Culture of Listening," Region XIX Positive Behavior Support Conference (May 2016)
  • "Engaging Diverse Learners: How to Help Struggling Readers Change Their Opinions About Themselves," Region XIX Positive Behavior Conference (May 2015)
  • "Estoy Bien, Estas Bien: I'm OK, You're OK. The Impact of Teachers' Self-Efficacy on Referral Chance." ProQuest (2015)
  • "Engage and Empower: When you Engage and Empower your Students, you Empower Yourself," Region XIX Positive Behavior Support Conference (May 2014)
  • "Engage and Empower," Positive Behavioral Interventions and Special Education Issues newsletter (2014)

Professional experience

  • Special education co-teacher, Socorro Independent School District, El Paso, TX (2012-present)
  • Mentor teacher for university interns, University of Texas at El Paso Partnership with Purple Heart Elementary School (2015-present)
  • First grade teacher, Lujan-Chavez Elementary School, El Paso, TX (2001-2012)
  • Special education teacher, Desert Hills Elementary School, El Paso, TX (1995-2000)
  • Educational diagnostician, Ysleta Independent School District, El Paso, TX (1990-1995)
  • Kindergarten teacher, Surratt Elementary School, El Paso, TX (1984-1990)
  • Private school teacher, First Presbyterian Christian Preschool, El Paso, TX (1980-1984)
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