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Theresa Knipstein Meyer

Theresa Knipstein Meyer (IN '00)


Butler University
Indianapolis, IN

Subject(s) taught: Methods in Special Education, Student teachers in education, Director of the Graduate Initial Licensing Program in Special Education

At the time of the Award, Theresa Knipstein Meyer was:

Sunnyside Elementary School
Indianapolis, IN

Subject(s) taught: Special Education
Grade(s): 1, 2, 3

Biographical Information

Theresa Knipstein Meyer is on faculty at Butler University in the College of Education. She works with student teachers and instructs in method special education classes. She is also the director of the Alternative Accelerated Program in Special Education and Graduate Initial Licensing Program for future 5-12 grade educators. Professor Meyer speaks often on brain research and retention of teachers in the field. Theresa has been a teacher for over twenty years. She was a Digital Age literacy coach in the MSD Lawrence Township in Indianapolis, Indiana as well. In this role, she supported 34 literacy coaches in 21 buildings (K‐12) with 21st century goals and best practices in teaching. Her specialty is working with diverse learners, particularly those students labeled with disabilities. Professor Meyer has done a lot of work with mentors and beginning teachers in school districts around the state. Professor Meyer completed a two‐year professional leave as a teacher‐in‐residence with the Indiana Department of Education. In this role, she was able to support beginning teachers in the state and work in a variety of ways at the state level. Professor Meyer presents to educators and administrators on a regular basis about educational issues. She has consulted with the Children Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana wit and is very active with the National/Indiana Milken Educator network, Zionsville Education Foundation, and serving on several other state boards dealing with educational issues.

Additional Information


1990 Ball State University, B.S. Indiana University, M.A.

Director of Special Education

Special Education, Mentoring, Beginning Teachers, Brain Research/neurodiversity,