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

  • M.A.T. in Education (Elementary and Special Education), Rhode Island College

  • B.A. (Psychology), Boston College

Courses Taught

SPED 312 Assessment Procedures for Children and Youth with Disabilities
SPED 390 Independent Study: Honors Project
SPED 412 Reading/Writing for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
SPED 419 Student Teaching Elem/Mid School
SPED 501 Advanced Assessment of Children and Youth with Mild/Moderate Disabilties
SPED 518 Reading Instruction for Students with Disabilities
SPED 662 Internship Elem/Mid School-Mild/Moderate

Research Interests

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Academic Assessment and Interventions
Data Based Individualization
Mentoring/Induction

Certifications

National Board Certified Teacher, Early Childhood through Young Adulthood/Exceptional Needs Specialist (2003-2013; Renewed for 2013-2023)
Rhode Island Professional Administrator of Curriculum and Instruction
Rhode Island Professional Administrator of Special Education
Rhode Island Professional Teacher of Elementary Grades, 1-6
Rhode Island Professional Special Educator, Mild to Moderate, Elem/Mid Level

Recent Scholarly Activity

Dowd-Eagle, S. & McDermott-Fasy, C. (2016, March). Targeted Group Interventions: PALS Data and Systems. Part of the State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) on Multi-Tiered System of Support via the Sherlock Center and the Rhode Island Department of Education.

McDermott-Fasy, C., & Arenberg, Deborah. (2016, January). Using Universal Screening Data to Strengthen Core Instruction (Novice). Part of the State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) on Multi-Tiered System of Support via the Sherlock Center and the Rhode Island Department of Education.

Dowd-Eagle, S. & McDermott-Fasy, C. (2015, November). Using Universal Screening Data to Strengthen Core Instruction (Advanced). Part of the State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) on Multi-Tiered System of Support via the Sherlock Center and the Rhode Island Department of Education.

Dowd-Eagle, S. & McDermott-Fasy, C. (2015, November). Peer Assisted Learning Strategies: Reading. Part of the State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) on Multi-Tiered System of Support via the Sherlock Center and the Rhode Island Department of Education.

Lynch, M., Capalbo, L., Castagno, K., McDermott-Fasy, C. & Owen, L. (2013, November). Crossing boundaries: Integrating elementary and special education preparation and practice. Conversation Session presented at the annual meeting of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

McDermott-Fasy, C. (2013, November). Creating space in teacher education for candidates to apply key procedures. Interactive Paper Session presented at the annual meeting of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

McDermott-Fasy, C. & Lyons, J. (2013, May). Response to Intervention: Creating space in teacher preparation programs for teacher candidates to apply key principles and procedures. Paper presented at the Third Annual FSEHD Conference, Providence, RI

Bucka, N., Eagle, J., Dowd-Eagle, S., Hauerwas, L., McDermott-Fasy, C., Stoner, G., & Walden-Doppke, M. (2012, May). Building an integrated Response to Intervention for Rhode Island schools: A Panel Discussion. Presented at the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities’ RI Statewide PBIS Symposium, Providence, RI.

Dowd-Eagle, S. & McDermott-Fasy, C. (2011-2012). Data-based decision making within a response to intervention framework. Part 3 in a series of three regional trainings via the Rhode Island Department of Education, Barrington, RI.

McDermott-Fasy, C. (2011, April). 50/50, nothing you can do about it: A narrative on teacher effectiveness. Paper accepted and submitted to the 2011 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Retrieved December 1, 2013, from the AERA Online Paper Repository.

McDermott-Fasy, C. (2011, April). Mentoring/Induction programs: One state’s landscape. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, National Harbor, MD.

McDermott-Fasy, C. (2010, April). Family school-partnerships in special education: A narrative study of parental experiences. Paper accepted and submitted to the 2010 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Retrieved December 1, 2013, from the AERA Online Paper Repository.

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