Dr. Debra Loomis

Debra Loomis

Director of Special Education

Associate Professor of Special Education

Office: Burklund Education Center
Phone: (309)467-6864
Email: dloomis@eureka.edu


Education

Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Argosy University, 2005
Administrative Certificate, Illinois State University, 2002
M.A., Special Education, Northeastern Illinois University, 1982
B.S., Special Education, Illinois State University, 1976


Research Interests

Research-Based intervention, Professional Learning Communities

Teaching Interests

Collaboration Skills, Co-Teaching, Evidence-Based Instructional Practices, Learning Strategies, Universal Design for Learning

Professional Activity

Conference Presentations 2012-2013

ACI Summer Institute for Educators, Trinity Christian College, June 21, 2013

Increasing Pre-Service Teacher Access to and Understanding of Evidence-Based Practices through IES Practice Guides and the Doing What Works Website 35th Annual TED Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, November 6-10, 2012

Increasing Teacher Candidate Understanding of Evidence Based Practices through the Use of the Doing What Works Website Grants: U.S. Dept. of Education (TSPED), 2009-20013

Doing What Works (U.S. Dept. of Education), 2011

2012-2013 Professional Development: Trainer for the Co-Teaching Model of Student Teaching Trained in the University of Kansas Strategic Instructional Model and Content Enhancement Routines

About

Dr. Loomis brings her knowledge of special education to higher education from a background as a special education teacher, coordinator, and administrator in public education. She is passionate about developing teachers who will use best practice to advance the skills of students with special needs.