Phone: (703) 993-1747
Fax: (703) 993-3681
Email: snagro (@gmu.edu)
George Mason University
Finley Building 222
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Dr. Sarah A. Nagro is an assistant professor at George Mason University in the Graduate School of Education where her research focuses on determining best practices for teacher education in special education. Specifically, she focuses on understanding effective approaches to preparing profession-ready teachers through meaningful field-based experiences that emphasize reflection, self-evaluation, and professional buy-in using video-based activities. Sarah is interested in understanding how to help teacher candidates and novice teachers find success when educating students with disabilities with the goal of retaining high quality professionals.
She has facilitated over 50 conference presentations and authored or co-authored 16 peer-reviewed (published or in press) manuscripts in the areas of reflective practice, field experience, and teacher education in professional journals such as The Journal of Special Education, Remedial and Special Education, Teaching Exceptional Children, Intervention in School and Clinic, and Teacher Education and Special Education. Dr. Nagro is an Executive Board Member for the Teacher Education Division (TED) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and currently serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of Teacher Education and Special Education. She received the Quantitative Research Award (2015) from Kaleidoscope at the CEC Annual Conference, TED’s Dissertation Award (2015), the Outstanding Student Research Award (2016) from the Special Education Research SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the Outstanding Dissertation Award (2017) from the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE).
Courses Taught This Semester
Other Courses Taught
- Language Development and Reading (EDSE 403)
- Elementary Reading, Curriculum, Strategies for Students Who Access the General Education Curriculum (EDSE 428)
- Language Development and Reading (EDSE 503)
- Elementary Reading, Curriculum, Strategies for Students Who Access the General Education Curriculum (EDSE 628)
- Internship: Special Education in General Curriculum (EDSE 783)
- Independent Study for the Doctor of Philosophy in Education (EDUC 897)