Monica J. Phelps
Co-Director of Special Education
Programs - Clinical Faculty
Special Education – Education Specialties
Loyola University Maryland
School of Education
4501 N. Charles Street
Beatty Hall 107
Baltimore, Maryland 21210
BS – Biology and Secondary Education – West Virginia University, Morgantown, WVA
MS – Special Education/Technology – The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Monica Phelps joined the faculty of Loyola after more than twenty years teaching in public school, the private sector and higher education environments. She is serving as Clinical Faculty with teaching responsibilities in both the graduate and undergraduate divisions in the School of Education.
Mrs. Phelps studied at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC in the interpreter training division. While there she determined her passion to be teaching subsequently studying at West Virginia University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Biology with a focus on General Science and Secondary Education. During that time she was engaged as a sign language interpreter at West Virginia University and as an interpreter/instructor in the NSF Young Scholars program at Wallops Island Marine Science Consortium for hearing impaired/deaf students offered through WVU. After moving to Baltimore, she earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Education in Special Education and Technology. She is also a certified trainer through the University of Kansas Center for Research and Learning in Content Enhancements of the Strategic Instruction Model.
Before entering into higher education, Ms. Phelps served as a classroom teacher in science and served as a special educator in both Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County public schools. While at Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education she served as a program trainer for teachers of children with autism. She has also served as a Strategic Instruction Coach through MSDE through the Maryland School Improvement Grant for the Strategic Instruction Model. Most recently she held a position as a reading coach in Anne Arundel County Public Schools during which the Strive for 25 Program she delivered received recognition for Excellence through the Anne Arundel County Reading.
Awards and Grants
2007 – Award for Excellence through the Anne Arundel County Reading Council for Strive for 25 program at Lindale Middle School
Professional Activities/Society Memberships
Center for Research and Learning: Network member and certified trainer
ACA Member since 2010