Dr. Roberta Atha Strosnider, Professor Emerita in Special Education, Towson University, Towson, MD currently works as an educational consultant in the areas of learning disabilities, executive functioning, and teacher preparation. Roberta graduated from Fairmont State University (FSU) with a major in Secondary Education and in 2017 she was a recipient of an Alumna of Achievement Award from that institution. She earned her master’s degree in Special Education from West Virginia University and her doctorate in Special Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She taught both general and special education classes in P-12 schools. She also taught at several institutions of higher education and holds faculty emerita status from Hood College, Fredrick, MD and Towson University, Towson, MD.
Valerie Saxton Sharpe currently works as an educational consultant in the areas of cognitive disabilities, executive functioning, and teacher preparation. Val’s career path started as a special education teacher for a large Maryland school system teaching students with learning disabilities and cognitive impairments. As an administrator, she chaired the Special Education department in a comprehensive high school setting. Lastly, as an instructional specialist, she supervised and provided teacher training.