Our Faculty

Katie Bonawitz

Program Director

Education: M.A. in Special Education; ABD in Ed.D. Program

Experience: Bonawitz brings 12 years of experience in special education in public schools (as both teacher and administrator) to the program. She’s served at Bethel as an associate professor and program director since 2007.

Areas of expertise: Special education law, learning disabilities, differentiation, international special education

Peggy Gaitan

Education: Ph.D. in Educational Psychology

Experience: Gaitan has14 years of experience serving in special education in public schools and 3 years of experience in research.

Areas of expertise: Autism, EBD, teacher burn-out and resilience, behavior modification