Allison Turner Gunter is an Urban Teachers clinical faculty member at Johns Hopkins University. She is a doctoral candidate in the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Special Education Program in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University. Her research explores the experiences of parents seeking services for culturally and linguistically diverse children with disabilities. She strives to improve communication between parents and educators. She the founding president of the Metro Baltimore Chapter of the Council Exceptional Children.
She has over 18 years of experience working in various educational settings as a university faculty member, project director, IEP coordinator, classroom teacher and community engagement worker in Baltimore City Schools, the District of Columbia, and North Carolina. She holds a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Trinity University in Washington, D.C., a Master of Education in Special Education from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Language Pathology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
• The George Washington University, Doctoral Candidate in the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Special Education Program in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (expected May 2018)
• University of Maryland, College Park, Master of Education Early Childhood Special Education, 2009
• Trinity University, Master of Science in Educational Administration 2005
• North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, B.A. in Speech and Language Pathology, 1998
• Urban Teachers Clinical Faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, 2016-present
• Adjunct Professor, Trinity University (Washington, D.C.), 2015
• Clinical Faculty, Urban Teacher Center, Baltimore, 2013-2016
• Project Director, The George Washington University, 2011-2016
• Adjunct Professor and University Supervisor, The George Washington University, 2010-2016
• Research Assistant, The George Washington University, 2010-2011
Other professional positions
• Placement Specialist, First Home Care, Washington, D.C., 2009-2010
• IEP Coordinator, The Children’s Guild, Baltimore, 2008-2009
• Classroom Teacher, The Children’s Guild, Baltimore, 2006-2008
• Program Assistant, Transitional Housing Corporation, Washington, D.C., 2006-2007
• Teacher, Primrose School of Brassfield, Greensboro, N.C., 1997-1999
• Special Education Promises and Challenges
• Tiered Instruction and Assessment I & II
• Understanding and Managing Behavior
• Specialized Instructional Techniques
• Classroom Management Seminar II & III
Research, Publications, Presentations
• Detchemendy, L, Gunter, A, and Greer, J. (2016). A Residency Model for Teacher Preparation. YEP-DC 4 th Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
• Pisha, L., Frey, J., Gunter, A., and Spencer, K. (2015). Preparing Personnel for Urban Systems. Change: A Communities of Practice Approach to Training and Induction. Panel Presentation, Council for Exceptional Children, Convention and Expo, San Diego, CA.
• Gunter, A., Alderman, L., and Castleberry, M. (2014). Don’t Let Distance be the Reason: Supporting First Year Early Childhood Special Educators Virtually. Poster Presentation, Division of Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children 30th International, Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families, St. Louis, MO.
• Gunter, A. and Anderson, L. (April, 2013). Including Parents: Best Practices to Increase Parent Engagement for CLD/E Families. (Accepted) Council for Exceptional Children Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.
• Gunter, A. (June, 2012). Educator Perceptions on the Effects of Non-Academic Factors on Student Development. Urban Systems Conference, Rutgers University Gunter, A. (2012). Viability of Online Learning via a Synchronous Learning System. (Accepted) BbWorld Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
• Jones, T. and Gunter, A. (March, 2012). Reframing Community. Diversity in Research and Practice Conference, The Teachers College, Columbia University, NY.