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Sabra Gear

  • Sabra Gear
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Communication Disorders & Special Education
  • 243c Va Beach Higher Ed Ctr
  • Virginia Beach, VA 23453
  • 757-368-4124
  • sgear@odu.edu
  • Sabra Gear received her PhD in Special Education from ODU in 2010; MSED in SPED from ODU in 2006, and BA in psychology from Mary Baldwin College in 1997.
  • Education

    Old Dominion University, 2010
    Major: Special Education
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Old Dominion University, 2006
    Major: Special Education
    Degree: M.Ed.
    Mary Baldwin College, 1997
    Major: Psychology
    Degree: B.A.
    Southside Community College, 1994
    Major: Education
    Degree: Associate in Arts and Sciences in Education
  • Research Interests

    Early intervention in special education, early literacy, phonological processing, transitioning
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Highly Qualified in PreK Early Childhood Special Education
    Sponsoring Organization: James Madison University, All Regional T/TAC's, Virginia Department of Education
    Date Obtained: 2008-06-27
    Highly Qualified in Mathematics through Algebra I
    Sponsoring Organization: Longwood University, Virginia Department of Education
    Date Obtained: 2005-08-01
    Postgraduate Professional License Number PGP-0618380 (Doctoral Degree)
    Sponsoring Organization: Commonwealth of Virginia
    Date Obtained: 2011-07-01
    Expiration Date: 2016-06-30
    Rider Coach Certification
    Sponsoring Organization: Motorcycle Safety Foundation
    Date Obtained: 2004-04-01
    Expiration Date: 2012-04-30
    Virginia Postgraduate Professional Teaching License
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date Obtained: 2006-06-01
    Expiration Date: 2011-06-30
  • Expertise

    Special Education
    High incidence disabilities, learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, early intervention
  • 2011: Shining Star Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2010: Kimberly Gail Hughes Research Award, Old Dominion University, Darden College of Education
  • 2006: Graduate Teaching Assistantship , Old Dominion University
  • 2006: Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society, Old Dominion University
  • 1997: Baccalaureate Magna cum Laude with Distinction, Mary Baldwin College
  • 1997: Outstanding Adult Degree Program Graduate, Mary Baldwin College
  • 1997: Who’s Who Among America’s College Students
  • 1996: Psi Chi Honorary Society, Mary Baldwin College
  • 1996: Thompson Memorial Scholarship, Mary Baldwin College
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Teacher Immersion Residency Program Year 3 # 397561
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
    Date: October 01, 2009 - September 30, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Judge, S.; Gear, S. B.
  • Intellectual Property

    Parent Interventionists in Phonodialogic Emergent Reading
    Patent/Copyright: Copyright