Dr. DiSpagna has been an educator since 1977. Her career began as an Elementary School Educator and in 1998 she became an Elementary School Principal, a position that lasted for 10 years. Dr. DiSpagna began working at Walden University in 2008 and has served as a University Supervisor in the MAT Program for Early Childhood and Special Education, as well as in the Principal Preparation Program. In addition she is an Instructor in the BSCD Program and the EdD/EdS Early Childhood Education Program. Dr. DiSpagna also serves as a Dissertation Committee Member in the that program. Dr. DiSpagna holds a BA in Psychology with a concentration in Elementary Education (with N-6 certification), a MA in Early Childhood Education, a Professional Diploma in Educational Administration (with certification in School District Administration), and a Doctorate in Special Education.