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Radford University’s College of Education and Human Development announces its StoryCorps/TeacherCorps initiative.  The project’s purpose is for individuals to record conversations about teaching with the StoryCorps app and upload the audio files to the StoryCorps website to draw attention to the teaching profession as one that influences everyone.

The college’s goal to reach at least 1,910 interviews throughout the next 12 months, a nod to the year in which the institution, then known as The State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Radford, was founded.

“This is part of a very important initiative to inspire and recruit teachers into the wonderful and rewarding teaching profession,” said CEHD Dean Kenna Colley. “This event will inspire you to remind the world that teachers are the ones that truly make the difference.” Click play below to listen to Dean Kenna Colley and Dr. Martha Ann Stallings tell their story about inclusion in Montgomery County Public Schools.  Visit their StoryCorps page.



Join Radford University in its efforts to celebrate the wisdom and power of dedicated teachers locally and globally. Interview someone and share the story. It’s as easy as… (see directions on RU webpage), or download the flyer.

VDOE’s state-wide projects with TTACs provide professional development and support designed to assist schools in addressing accountability and improvement goals for students with disabilities.

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Factors that encourage successful outcomes of students with disabilities include:

  • The school leadership and staff have high expectations of all students and embrace inclusion of students with disabilities in all school-related activities.
  • There is collaboration among individualized education program (IEP) team members to develop as well as implement meaningful IEPs.
  • The curriculum is aligned with state learning standards and the aligned curriculum is taught in all settings.
  • There is collaboration among special and general education teachers in planning and delivering research-based, effective, and differentiated instruction.
  • Students use appropriate assistive technology.
  • Positive behavior supports are incorporated in a school-wide approach to discipline.

The TTAC at Radford University serves public schools, teachers, students and parents of Southwest Virginia through assistance that brings about systematic change in the way schools serve children and youth. TTAC services are provided primarily through embedded professional development.

For more information about special education programs and services in Virginia, visit the VDOE Website at