Autoethnographies of Educators Learning and Teaching With/In [Dis]ability
About the Contributors
Lynn G. Albee: Lynn G. Albee holds a BA in Music Performance and an MA in Instruction from Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota. She earned her Ed.D in Disability and Equity in Education from National Louis University. Currently, she serves as the Program Director for the Master of Arts in Education program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Her writing has explored the over-representation of minorities in special education, inequity in education for individuals with disabilities, and she has presented at international conferences. Albee’s dissertation “Because I knew that I was right. Narrative Inquiry: A person’s aesthetic of disability,” tells the story of a man with an intellectual disability fighting for (and eventually winning) his right to live on campus. Albee has taught in parochial, public K-12 schools and segregated private day schools. Albee has also been an Education Specialist at the University of Minnesota, an Instructor at National Louis University and a Technology Consultant for a grant implementing Universal Design for Learning in post-secondary environments. Albee has a brother who has autism, and her experiences with him piqued her interest in the field of disability studies. As the oldest of four, Albee noticed the inequity of her education and her brother’s education. As a teacher, she insisted her classrooms be inclusive. In one instance, her assertion resulted in her teaching position being terminated. She started an adapted music program for students with autism, resulting in a happier classroom and school environment. She currently teaches courses on engaging learning environments,...
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