Dr. Kim Hale is Assistant Professor in the Early Childhood Education Program of the Department of Human Development and Learning in the Clemmer College of Education at ETSU. Dr. Hale holds a PhD in Human Development from Virginia Tech and Specialist and Master's degrees in School Psychology from Radford University. She is also a licensed school psychologist and was employed in that capacity with Roanoke, Virginia schools for 12 years prior to her faculty appointment at ETSU. Dr. Hale has extensive experience in the application of Response to Intervention assessment and intervention models in schools and has served in a consultant capacity in this regard to the Tennessee Department of Education over the past year.
As co-principal investigator of the project, Dr. Hale assists the Director and Associate Director, Dr. Blevins, with the development of academic screening, assessment, and evaluation measures and with the development of training modules and workshops for teachers and other school personnel to address the academic/skill deficits of students with or at risk for disabilities served by the project. She also assists the Director and Associate Director with program evaluation and dissemination activities.