College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.

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School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

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Ed.D., George Washington University
Instructor
ECSE Coordinator, LEADS ECSE website manager, Region 4 Training and Technical Assistance Center
Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities
Special Education

Contact Information

Send email to Ms. Sopko

Phone: (703) 993-4496
Fax: (703) 993-4497

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Krug Hall 213C
4400 University Dr.
MS 1F2
Fairfax, VA 22030

Recent Publications

Sopko, K.M. & LaRocco, D.J. (2016). Leading and growing in a culture of reciprocal trust. Young Exceptional Children. Advance online publication. 10.1177/1096250615621361

LaRocco, D.J. & Sopko, K.M. (2016). Your H.E.R.O.—Thriving as an early intervention/early childhood special education professional. Young Exceptional Children. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1096250615621360.

LaRocco, D.J., Sopko, K.M., Bruns, D.A., & Gupta, S.S. (2014). Voices from the field: A national early childhood leadership summit. Young Exceptional Children. 17(4), 28-30. doi: 10.1177/1096250614544226
 
LaRocco, D.J., Bruns, D.A., Gupta, S.S., & Sopko, K.M. (2014). National early childhood special education leadership summit: Final Report February 2014. Retrieved from http://www.hartford.edu/enhp/content/pdf/cphep/ecse.pdf
 
Virginia Early Childhood Policy Center. *contributing author (2014) The State of Early Childhood in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Norfolk, VA: Old Dominion University Virginia Early Childhood Policy Center. Retrieved from https://www.odu.edu/education/research/vecpc/publications

Sopko, K.M, (2013). Parentally placed private school students with disabilities. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 35, pp. 28-38. Retrieved from http://cdq.sagepub.com/content/35/1/28.citation

Sopko, K.M, (2013). Parentally placed private school students with disabilities. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 35, pp. 28-38. Retrieved from http://cdq.sagepub.com/content/35/1/28.citationBurdette, P. & Sopko, K.M. (2010). Coordinated Early Intervening Services: Programs in Local Education Agencies that are Required to Withhold IDEA Funds. Alexandria, VA: Project Forum at NASDSE. Retrievable from http://www.projectforum.org/docs/CEIS-LEAProgramsRequiredtoWithholdIDEAFunds.pdf

Sopko, K.M. (2010). Preparation for Postsecondary Life for Students with Disabilities. Alexandria, VA: Project Forum at NASDSE. Retrievable from http://www.projectforum.org/docs/PreparationforPostsecondaryLifeforStudentswithDisabilities.pdf

Sopko, K.M. (2010). Workforce Preparation to Serve Children Who Receive Part C Services. Alexandria, VA: Project Forum at NASDSE. Retrievable from http://www.projectforum.org/docs/WorkforcePreparationtoServeChildrenWhoReceivePartCSvcs.pdf.

Sopko, K.M. (2009). Early Childhood Mental Health Services: Four State Case Studies. Alexandria, VA: Project FORUM at NASDSE. Retrievable from http://www.projectforum.org/docs/EarlyChildhoodMentalHealthServices-FourStateCaseStudies.pdf

Sopko, K.M. (2009). Universal Design for Learning Policy Challenges and Recommendations. In D.T. Gordon, J.W. Gravel, & L.A. Schifter (Eds). A Policy Reader in Universal Design for Learning (pp. 109-126). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Sopko, K.M. (2009). Universal Design for Learning Implementation in Six Local Education Agencies. In D.T. Gordon, J.W. Gravel, & L.A. Schifter (Eds). A Policy Reader in Universal Design for Learning (pp. 93-108). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Sopko, K.M, (2009, August) Parentally Placed Private School Students with Disabilities. Communication Disorders Quarterly. Austin, TX: Hammill Institute on Disabilities.

Sopko, K.M. (2009). Universal Design for Learning: Policy Challenges and Recommendations. Alexandria, VA: Project FORUM at NASDSE. Retrievable from http://www.projectforum.org/docs/UDL-PolicyChallengesandRecommendations.pdf

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