College of Education and Allied Professions
School of Teaching and Learning
Tammy L. Barron, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at Western Carolina University and special education administrator of the laboratory school operated by WCU. She has co-taught in a variety of settings in preschool, elementary, secondary, and higher education. Her research interests relate to co-teaching practice, as well as policies and organizational behaviors that support practices that foster inclusion for students with disabilities.
Dr. Barron has collaborated with school professionals to implement co-teaching and build collaboration in their schools. She is the co-author of several chapters, articles, and a book on specially designed instruction for co-teaching. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on inclusive practices. She strives to improve outcomes for students through increasing understanding and advocating for the needs of children, families, support staff, teachers, and administrators through research and practice.<br><br>
Research interests relate to co-teaching practics, policies and organizational behaviors that support practices that foster inclusion for students with disabilities in the education system. Specifically, qualitative and mixed methods are used to study of co-teaching practice at the secondary level and studies related to the effectiveness of inclusive practices for students with mild/moderate and moderate/severe disabilities are the focus of research conducted.