Hawker Brownlow Education

Author

Wendy Ashcroft

Description

Wendy Ashcroft, EdD is the director of field experience at Christian Brothers University (CBU) in Memphis, Tennessee. She enthusiastically teaches both graduate and undergraduate education courses and she supervises practicum and student teaching experiences for developing teachers. In addition, she initiated and is continuously developing a special education degree and teaching licensure at CBU and is a doctoral-level board certified behaviour analyst (BCBA-D). 

Ashcroft earned a BA in psychology at Rhodes College and both an MEd and EdD in Special Education at the University of Memphis. Her areas of expertise include using principles of applied behavior analysis for teaching. For 11 years, she was a public school classroom teacher for students with autism, intellectual, physical, and multiple disabilities. For 21 years, she was a special education administrator at both the building and central office levels. She is known widely for her leadership of Project REACH, a Shelby County Schools program that provides support and training for school personnel and parents interested in children with autism. She is also an active leader of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).