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Kitt Kelleher



Kitt Kelleher

Adjunct Faculty

  • Campus:
  • Online
School of Human Development
Pacific Oaks College

Ms. Kelleher has over 30 years' experience in education with over 18 years' experience as a special education teacher. This experience has been paramount in her career and roles which include Pacific Oaks faculty for the Department of Human Development (online), instructional coach, professional developer, online course creator/facilitator, and educational consultant. Her educational experience varies from both the public and private sectors in addition to adult learning/training and online platforms. Ms. Kelleher has shared her passion for brain-based learning and cognitive development with mathematics to help teachers understand how to engage struggling students and students with disabilities in the math classroom.

Currently, Ms. Kelleher serves as a lead content writer with the Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) for the online course Differentiating Mathematics Instruction. Additionally, she is an executive function coach and supervisor working with students and families to support learning and life planning.

In addition to teaching and training, Ms. Kelleher has participated with several writing cohorts including the Florida Department of Education's Strategic Plan for students with disabilities. Ms. Kelleher has co-authored two online courses, traveled across the nation to train teachers and staff about mathematic interventions and math development for students with disabilities, and presented at various national and local conferences. She is also a published author of a young-adult novel

Education History
Degree Institution Year
Education Specialist, Brain-Based Teacher Leadership Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2015
Masters of Science, Specific Learning Disabilities Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1991
Bachelor of Arts, Special Education University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 1987
National Board Certified Teacher 2005
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member Council for Exceptional Children
Member Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Member National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Member Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
Professional Educator Certificate, Florida
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Volunteer Habitat for Humanity
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Childhood and Developmental Disorders General Expertise
Curriculum and Program Development Cohorts
K-12 Education General Education
Special Education
Title Location Date
Implementing Brain-based Strategies to Enhance Mathematical Proficiency Orlando, FL 2014
Getting to Know Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Jupiter, FL 2012
Differentiating Instruction Overview Palm Beach Gardens, FL 2012
Brain-Based Learning for Math: Strategies for the Struggling Learner Jacksonville, FL 2011
Differentiating Instruction in the Math Class Sarasota, FL 2009

Kelleher, K. (2006). This time, last year. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.


Allsopp, D.H.; Crocker, D.; Kelleher, K., & Steinmetz, R. (2009). Differentiating mathematics instruction (Online course). .

Bedrossian, E., Kelleher, K., & Purtic, S. (2002). Introduction to autism (Online course). .

Kelleher, K. (2017). Getting Back to the New Normal ... Life After a Natural Disaster. .

Professional Skills
Brain-based Teacher Leadership, Mathematics Interventions for Struggling Learners, Universal Design for Learning; Differentiating Instruction, Exceptional Student Education (IDEA, IEPs, Impact of Disabilities)