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Tabetha Bernstein-Danis, Ph.D.

Christopher Bloh

Tabetha Bernstein-Danis holds a B.S. in Elementary Education/Special Education, a M.Ed. in Special Education from Rhode Island College, and a Ph.D. in English Education from the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Bernstein-Danis was a fellow for the Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh, providing English language arts professional development for teachers in school districts across the country and served as a member of the development team that created prototype English language arts items for the coming Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam.  Previously Dr. Bernstein-Danis taught bilingual special education at the middle school level, served as a literacy coach for special education and bilingual/English-as-a-second-language education, and was the middle school English language learner specialist for Providence Public Schools in Rhode Island. She has research interests in the areas of co-teaching in inclusive classrooms, effective approaches to supporting the literacy learning of students with diverse learning needs, and effective approaches for supporting English learners with disabilities.  She has presented at local, state, and national levels on co-teaching and approaches to literacy instruction.  She can be contacted at (610) 683-4651 or bernstein@kutztown.edu.