About Me (Bio)
Victoria J. VanUitert is a PhD student in Special Education in the Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. She is a research assistant on the Scientific Explorers project in which she helps with the development of materials, provides feedback, participates in team meetings, and assesses and instructs students using the study-created materials. Herresearch interests focus on the development of interventions to support scientific content and conceptual knowledge growth among students with high-incidence disabilities and enhancing teacher practices to further facilitate science achievement in these students. Her research interests are influenced by the experience that she had had as an elementary-school teacher of students with disabilities, English learners, gifted students, and general education students,as well as her experience with NASA’s Pre-Service Teaching Institute. Victoria is a 2019-20 CADRE Fellow.