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Tina O'Neal

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Biography

 Tina is a special education doctoral candidate at Wayne State University, a College of Education student ambassador, and a Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute trainee. She is also an educator at Eton Academy in Birmingham, MI where she teaches students with reading and attention challenges using research-based methods. Her primary research interest is federal regulatory policies influences on teacher self-efficacy and instructional practices for students with learning disabilities. A secondary interest is effective reading instructional strategies for students with learning disabilities. Tina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Wayne State University, as well as a Master’s degree in Special Education. She lives in Farmington Hills with her husband and four children.

Areas of Expertise
  • Learning Disabilities 
  • Teacher Self-Efficacy 
  • De-professionalization 
  • Teacher Resistance 
Research Focus
  •  Federal regulatory policies influences on teacher self-efficacy and instructional practices for students with learning disabilities. 
  • Effective reading instructional strategies for students with learning disabilities.
Education
  • Master’s of Education in Special Education - Wayne State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education - Wayne State University  

 

Certifications
  • Elementary Education K- 5th Grade
  • English Language Arts 6th - 8th Grade
  • Learning Disabilities K-12 Grade

 

Professional Associations

 

 

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate Professional Scholarship Recipient – Wayne State University (Current)
  • Richard Langlois Special Education Scholarship Recipient – Wayne State University  (2016-2017)
  • Keith Alexander McMurray Annual Memorial Scholarship Recipient – Wayne State University  (2015-2016)
  • David J. Morgan Endowed Scholarship Recipient – Wayne State University  (2013-2014)
Academic Experience
  •  Mix-Methods 
  • Qualitative Ethnographic