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Kisha Walker

Academic Coordinator
Kisha Walker

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Education and Professional Licensure

Degree Program Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Dr. Kisha Walker currently serves as an Academic Coordinator in the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, where she oversees the Master of Arts in Teaching Program in Special Education, supporting both faculty and teacher candidates. She initially joined Walden University in 2009 as a University Supervisor. From 2014 to 2019, she has served as a contributing faculty member for the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership where she taught a variety of graduate courses. She continues to serve as a doctoral committee member, a university supervisor, course writer, and council member on several committees as well as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Educational Research and Practice. Dr. Walker was awarded the Faculty Excellence Award July 2018 for the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership.

As a former special education administrator, Dr. Walker provided training and support to special education teachers and paraprofessionals with the implementation of standards-based and adapted curriculum plans for students with exceptionalities. She conducted professional development opportunities and ensured district and state compliance. Dr. Walker’s passion for the field of education and teaching those embarking upon the field extends to her work as a trainer and lifelong learner.

Dr. Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Temple University in Criminal Justice; a Master of Science Degree in the Administration of Juvenile Justice from Shippensburg University; and a Master of Science Degree in Special Education from Arcadia University. She earned her doctorate in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University. Dr. Walker also holds National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as an Exceptional Needs Teacher, as well as a Reading Endorsement and Culturally Proficient Coaching Endorsement. She published a children’s book in 2014, focused on empowering children to reach for their dreams despite obstacles they may face and featured in several educational articles.

Education

BA, Temple University - , PA United States

MS, Shippensburg University - , PA United States

MEd, Arcadia University - , PA United States

PhD, Capella University - , MN United States

Public Service

Fulton County Board of Education , Participant - Atlanta, GA United States

Publications

Dixon, E., Walker, K. L. (2014). Introducing Southern Bell

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