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Deanna Maynard

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Assistant Professor
Educational Studies
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Deanna Maynard Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Assistant Professor

Educational Studies

Specialty area(s)

Special Education - Behavior Disorders

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports 

Early/Middle Childhood Literacy

Brief biography

Teacher, leader, learner, advocate. Let's create environments to increase the likelihood of success for ALL students.  Twitter: @deannatv 


Current courses at UWL

SPE 300 - Designing Sustainable Inclusive Classrooms

SPE 452 - Individual Educational Assessment

SPE 715 - Special Education and the Law

EDS 318 - Literacy Methods I

EDS 418 - Literacy Methods II


PhD, Special Education - Behavior Disorders, University of Missouri-Columbia

MA, Reading Education, Marshall University

BA, Elementary and Special Education, St. Ambrose University


Teaching history

Special Education Resource, K-5 (mild/moderate)

Special Education Self-Contained Classroom, K-2 (moderate/severe)

General Education 3rd grade, 5th grade

Instructional Coach, Literacy/Math/Behavior, K-4

Professional history

MO SW-PBS - Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support

Assistant Principal - Middle School

Instructional Coach, General Education Teacher, Special Education Teacher

Research and publishing

Green, A. L., Maynard, D. K., & Stegenga, S. M. (2018). Common misconceptions of suspension: Ideas and alternatives for school leaders. Psychology in the Schools, 55(4), 419-428. 

Lewis, T. J., Hatton, H. L., Jorgenson, C., & Maynard, D. (2017). What beginning special educators need to know about conducting functional behavioral assessments. Teaching Exceptional Children, 49(4), 231-238. 



Deanna Maynard, Educational Studies, presented "Responding to Challenging Behavior Based on Data in PreK-12 Settings" at Western Wisconsin Educators Conference on Friday, Feb. 11 online. Western Wisconsin Educators conference is an annual regional professional development conference offered to PreK-12 publics school teachers in Western Wisconsin. Deanna was the principal presenter for three 40 minute sessions that gave classroom teachers the space based on grade level (PreK-3rd, 4th-8th, 9th-12th grade) to engage in best practices and collaborate with other teachers and researchers based on best practices relating to challenging behavior.

Submitted on: Feb. 11, 2022