Program Coordinator and Implementation Support & Coaching Specialist
M.Ed., Special Education, William & Mary
B.A., Elementary Education and Psychology, William & Mary
Katelyn Birchfield is a Program Coordinator and Implementation Support & Coaching Specialist at Youth Nex at the University of Virginia's School of Education and Human Development. Her work focuses on school climate, mental health, and culturally responsive teaching practices, primarily in rural school settings. She has several years of experience conducting research in various classroom settings and teaching at both the elementary and middle school level, general and special education. Katelyn is a former middle school special education teacher, whose focuses were behavior management and literacy education. She earned her Master's degree in Special Education at William & Mary, along with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Psychology, and certifications in Autism and Teaching English as a Second Language.