Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe

Graciela Slesaransky-PoeFrank and Evelyn Steinbrucker ’42 Endowed Chair

Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Ph.D. is the Frank and Evelyn Steinbrucker ’42 Endowed Chair in the School of Education at Arcadia University, where she coordinates the Special Education master's and certification programs. She is an educational consultant, an author, a motivational speaker, and a leader in inclusive education practices. Dr. Slesaransky-Poe is dedicated to supporting educators in developing the beliefs, attitudes, knowledge, and skills needed to transform their schools into places where everyone feels valued and included.

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe received her Ph.D. in special education from Temple University. She has an extensive history of working with, and advocating for, enhancing the independence, productivity, inclusion and self-determination of people with disability, both here in the United States and in Argentina, her country of origin. Her scholarly, teaching, and service work are inclusion and social justice. More specifically, her work focuses on: inclusive education, family collaboration, racial profiling of students of color in education, and supporting students, families, and educators of diverse gender identity and sexual orientation. She is a consultant with various local school districts, state and US Departments of Education, and an active Board Member in several parent and professional organizations, including Welcoming Schools, a program of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and the Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition.

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