Cara McDermott-Fasy

Horace Mann Hall (HM) 053
(401) 456-8603
cmcdermott@ric.edu

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. in Education (Curriculum and Instruction), Boston College

  • MAT in Elementary Education, Rhode Island College

  • Graduate Certification (Special Education), Rhode Island College

  • BA in Psychology, Boston College

Courses Taught

SPED 312 Assessment Procedures for Children and Youth with Disabilities

SPED 390 Independent Study: Honors Project

SPED 412 Assessment, Curriculum, and Methodology for Children with Mild/Moderate Disabilities at the Elementary and Middle School Levels

SPED 419 Student Teaching Elem/Mid School

SPED 501 Advanced Assessment of Children and Youth with Mild/Moderate Learning and Behavior Problems

SPED 662 Internship Elem/Mid School-Mild/Moderate

Specializations

  • Response to Intervention

  • Mentoring/Induction Programs

  • Co-Teaching

  • Family-School Partnerships in Special Education

Certifications

  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certified Teacher, Early Childhood through Young Adulthood/Exceptional Needs Specialist (2003-2013; Renewed 2013-2023)

  • Rhode Island Professional Teacher of Elementary Grades, 01-06

  • Rhode Island Professional Special Educator, Mild to Moderate, Elem/Mid Level

  • Rhode Island Professional Curriculum/Instruction Administrator (Prek-12)

Publications

Bruce, S., Fasy, C., Gulick, J., Jones, J., & Pike, E. (2006). Making morning circle meaningful. Teaching Exceptional Children Plus, 2(4).

Conference Papers and Presentations

McDermott-Fasy, C. (2013, April). Creating space in teacher preparation programs for teacher candidates to apply the principles and procedures of response to intervention. Research Roundtable presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Dowd-Eagle, S. & McDermott-Fasy, C. (2012, March; January, 2012; October, 2011). Data-based decision making within a response to intervention framework. Three part series of regional trainings via the Rhode Island Department of Education, Barrington, RI.

McDermott-Fasy, C. (2011, April). Mentoring/induction programs: One state’s landscape. Roundtable presentation at the 2011 Annual Convention of the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO), New Bedford, MA.

McDermott-Fasy, C. (2011, April). Mentoring/induction programs: One state’s landscape. Paper presentation at the 2011 Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), National Harbor, MD.

McDermott-Fasy, C. (2011, April). 50/50, nothing you can do about it: A narrative on teacher effectiveness. Paper accepted for presentation and submitted to the online repository of the 2011 Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). New Orleans, LA.

McDermott-Fasy, C. (2010). Mentoring/Induction Programs: One State’s Landscape. Paper presentation at the 2010 Annual Convention of the New England Research Association (NERA). Rocky Hill, CT.

McDermott-Fasy, C. (2010). Family school-partnerships in special education: A narrative study of parental experiences. Paper accepted for presentation and submitted to the online repository of the 2010 Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Denver, CO.

McDermott-Fasy, C. (2010). Family school-partnerships in special education: A narrative study of parental experiences. Paper presented at the 2010 Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Nashville, TN.

McDermott-Fasy, C. (2010). Family school-partnerships in special education: An exploration of meanings and metaphors. Paper presented at the 2010 Annual Convention of the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO). Portsmouth, NH.

McDermott-Fasy, C. (2009). Family-school partnerships in special education: A narrative study of parental experiences. Paper presented at the 2009 Annual Convention of the New England Research Association (NERA). Rocky Hill, CT.

McDermott-Fasy, C. (2009). Family-school partnerships in special education: A narrative study of parental experiences. Roundtable presentation at the 2009 Annual Convention of the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO). Portsmouth, NH.

McDermott, C., Green, B., & Gallo, F. (2002). Co-Teaching: Reflections and shared experiences of a reform effort. Paper presented at the 2002 Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. New York, NY.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)

  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

  • New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO)

  • New England Research Association (NERA)

Curriculum Vita

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Page last updated: March 16, 2010