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Dr. Kathleen VanTol
Associate Professor of Education
Phone: (712) 722-6266
Dr. Kathleen VanTol joined the Education Department in 2009. Her specialty areas are special education and teaching English as a second language. She holds a B.S. from Calvin College. She has completed an M.A. at Calvin College in special education as well as completion of the graduate program in TESOL at Grand Valley State University and holds a doctorate from Western Michigan University in special education with a focus on TESOL. VanTol has also completed post graduate studies in Applied Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has over 30 years of experience working in the field of education. VanTol has developed special education programs and procedures and has worked with schools to provide training and consultation. She has served on the Iowa Special Education Advisory Panel and currently serves on the task force for Iowa’s Special Education Guidance System.