Debi Gartland


Debi Gartland

Contact Info

Hawkins Hall, Room 404E


PhD, Special Education, The Pennsylvania State University

M.Ed., Special Education and Administration, North Adams State College

B.S.E., Special Education; Elementary Education, Westfield State College

Areas of Expertise

Learning Disabilities, Policy and Advocacy, Professional Development Schools


Won a $80,000.00 grant from the Maryland State Department of Education as a State Professional Development Grant for which I served as Principal Investigator. The purpose was to create teaching modules on education reform initiatives to better prepare all seniors in SPED, EESE, and ECSE on-campus and at the USG and HEAT Center. [July 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014]


Gartland, D. (2014, April). “Getting Ready for Independence: Transitioning From Teacher Candidate to Beginning Teacher.” Presentation at the Annual International Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Philadelphia, PA.


Gartland, D., Strosnider, R., & Williams, S. (June, 2013). The Stages of Professional Development: A Resource for ALL Teachers Responsible for the Achievement of Students with Disabilities.