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Kathleen Clements is an assistant professor of education and the chair of the Education Department at Saint Joseph’s College. She teaches Language Arts and Writing Methods, Characteristics and Identification of Students with Mild Disabilities, Introduction to Special Education, Special Education Methods, Exceptionality and the Special Education Internships. She teaches the online courses Exceptional Student Education and Federal and State Civil Rights and Education Law. Her current research interests include legislation in special education, educational leadership, and school law both in the public sector and in special education. She currently serves on the Higher Education Literacy Faculty Committee for the Maine Department of Education.

Prior to joining the faculty, she was involved professionally for over twenty years in public school teaching and administration including roles as an Assistant Principal, Principal and as a Special Education Administrator. In her free time, Professor Clements enjoys reading, gardening, and listening to music.

Affiliations

Kappa Delta Pi
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and The Council for Exceptional Children

Professional interests include Legislation for Special Education and Educational Leadership. 

Publications/Presentations

May 2012: Tier II – Publication: Clements, K. K., Hess, S., & Wilson, Sandip, L. (2011). Literacy and learning on the edges. New England Reading Association Journal, 47 (1), 67-75.

May 2013: Tier III – Conference Presentation Poster – “Integration of Spectroscopic Techniques across the Undergraduate Curriculum”

May 2014:Tier III – Publication: Clements, K.K. (2012). Exploring the professional books: Alliances, reading as expert, and community. New England Reading Association Journal, 47 (2), 56-62.

May 2015: Tier III – Conference Presentation – Differentiation in the High School Classroom.

McAuley High School, by invitation.

Clements, K. K., Hess, S., & Wilson, Sandip, L. (2011). Continuity and the pendulum in reading and the literature for children and young adults. New England Reading Association Journal, 46 (2), 74-81. 

Clements, K. K., Hess, S., & Wilson, Sandip, L. (2011). Literacy and learning on the edges.  New England Reading Association Journal, 47 (1), 67-75.

Clements, K. K., & Wilson, Sandip, L. (2012). Exploring the professional books: Alliances, reading as an expert, and community. New England Reading Association Journal, 47 (2), 56-62.

Awards/Grants

May 2009: Tier III – Conference Presentation –“Vocabulary Development through Language Acquisition: Nonlinguistic Representation and Multiple Oral Language Strategies, Grades K-6.”

National Science Foundation, Awarded June 2010, $198,000.00 - Integration of Spectroscopic Techniques (0942192)

Davis Grant, Awarded October 2011, $1000.00 - Assessment for Special Education Program