Dr. Heather Haynes Smith
Heather Haynes Smith is a native Texan and SIM pre-service professional developer. She has worked as an elementary teacher, K-12 literacy coach, state level reading technical assistance specialist, program coordinator on research and dissemination grants related to reading and teacher preparation at The University of Texas, Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts. She was a doctoral fellow at The University of Kansas, Beach Center on Disabilities, graduating in 2012. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. Her research focuses on students with high incidence disabilities and the integration of academic and emotional/behavioral supports at the student and systems levels. She also studies effective pedagogy in special education teacher preparation.