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David Rago, PhD

Occupation: Chair and Associate Professor of Special Education

PhD in Special Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2013)
MA in Special Education, Point Loma Nazarene University (2001)
BA in European History, University of California San Diego (1989)

General Special Education K-12, Nevada; Professional Clear Multiple Subject K-12, California; Professional Clear Specialist Instruction in Special Education K-12, California; Certificate of Eligibility Administrative Services Credential, California; Clear Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development Certificate, California; Standard Special Education K-12 License, New Mexico; Standard Elementary K-8 License, New Mexico; California Education Specialist; Teacher Performance Assessment Scorer

Chair, Department of Special Education, National University Sanford College of Education, San Diego, CA (2020-Present)
Associate Professor, Academic Program Director, National University Sanford College of Education (2019-Present)
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, National University Sanford College of Education (2014-2019)
Assessment Instructor, University of Phoenix (2014)
Special Education Teacher, Helen C. Cannon Junior High School, Clark County, Las Vegas, NV (2012-2014)
Instructor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2011, 2012)
High School Resource Teacher, Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, Clark County, Las Vegas, NV (2011)
Teacher, Learning Disability/Autism/SEC/Resource Programs, B. Mahlon Brown Junior High, Clark County, Las Vegas, NV (2008-2011)
Special Education Teacher, Learning Disability/Resource Programs, San Ysidro School District, CA (1997-2008)
Special Education Teacher, Farmington Municipal Schools, NM (1994-1997)
Teacher, Naabi Ani Elementary, Bloomfield Municipal Schools, NM (1992-1994)

Career Related:
Faculty Senate Regional Committee Member, National University Sanford College of Education (2015-2017, 2019-2020); Undergraduate Counsel Assessment Committee Member, National University Sanford College of Education (2018-2019); Guest Lecturer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2010); Member, Numerous Department, College and University Committees

Creative Works:
Reviewer, Hawaii University International Conferences; Reviewer, Teacher Education Quarterly; Proposal Reviewer, Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP); Contributor, Numerous Articles to Professional Journals; Presenter in Field

Honoree, Employee of the Month, B. Mahlon Brown Junior High School (2008); Honoree, Teacher of the Year, San Ysidro Middle School (2002-2003)

Member, Golden Key International Honour Society (2011); Member, California Association of Teachers of English (CATE); Member, California Association of Professors of Special Education (CAPSE); Member, California Council of Teacher Education (CCTE); Member, American Association of University Professors (AAUP); Member, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC); Member, Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD); Member, Clute Institute

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