Senior Lecturer of Special Education
114 Shibles Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5766
Bio: Diane Jackson has worked in the field of education since 1975, starting her career as a resource room teacher in a K-6 school. Over the years, Diane has taught in elementary, middle, and high schools across several states. While returning for professional development at Maine, Diane had the opportunity to teach special education classes at the University of Maine. In addition, she worked with student athletes as well as served as an evaluator for students with disabilities on campus. Professional development lead to completing her doctorate in 2000 focusing on students with learning disabilities on campuses in land grant institutions. For 15 years, Diane also served in various roles within the Learning Disabilities Association in Maine from president to conference chairperson as well as the representative for the state to the national Learning Disabilities Association conference.
Diane was invited to provide support for Literacy Volunteers’ tutor training program presenting information about adults with learning disabilities and steps to increase their learning potential in reading, writing, and math. Trainings several times a year served to prepare new tutors for working with adults in Penobscot County.
Currently, Diane teaches 12 courses per year at the University of Maine in the special education program. She strongly believes in the potential of all students from their early schooling years through the option of accessing postsecondary education in a field of interest to them. Diane also meets with adults regarding learning disabilities impacting their jobs as well as those who have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She is a referral resource for several area medical practices working with adults. Workshops are also done in K-12 schools to further support teachers as they create learning communities for their students.
Ed.D. in Education, 2000, University of Maine
M.Ed., 1993, University of Maine
B.S., 1975, Framingham State College
Courses taught at UMaine
- SED 302: Adapting Instruction for Students
- SED 500: Adapting Instruction for Students
- SED 543: Program Planning and Curriculum Access in Special Education
- SED 544: Math Methods in Special Education
- SED 566: Executive Function in Learning