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Debbie Ramer

Clinical Faculty in Special Education; Director, Elementary Education Program: Principal Investigator, W&M TTAC

Office: 3052
Phone: (757) 221-2329
Email: [[dlrame]]
Areas of Expertise: Special Education, Literacy Instruction & Structured Literacy, Assessment, Classroom & Behavior Management, Trauma-informed pedagogy, Traumatic Brain Injury


Debbie Ramer is a clinical faculty member in Curriculum & Instruction/Special Education at William & Mary, Director of the Elementary Education Program, Principal Investigator of W&M TTAC and Co-PI of the Next Move grant. She holds an Education Specialist degree from the University of Virginia in Special Education with an emphasis in Reading. Prior to joining the faculty at William & Mary, Debbie was an educational consultant/diagnostician with the Virginia Hospital Education Program at MCV’s Child Neurology Clinic and a K-5 special education teacher in Augusta County, VA.


Ed.S. in Special Education and Reading Instruction, University of Virginia, 2002
M.Ed. in Special Education, University of Virginia, 1994
B.A. in English and Secondary English Education, James Madison University, 1991

Activities and Honors

1832 Award, W&M Wren Society (2019)
Dean's Award in Recognition for Outstanding Leadership in Collaborative Studies (2016)
President's Award for Service to the Community (2016)
Coordinator, Elementary Education Program
WMSURE Advisor
PI and Project Coordinator, Preparing Inclusive Educators (PIE) 325-T grant (2008–2016)