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What is Kaleidoscope?

Kaleidoscope is the doctoral student committee for the Division of Teacher Education-CEC. Student voice is welcomed and valued by TED. As such, Kaleidoscope members are encouraged to participate in all standing committees providing opportunities for students to engage in national service, participate in professional discussions on special education teacher preparation, and develop leadership skills.

What Do We Do?

Kaleidoscope provides a venue for student researchers early in their doctoral careers to present professionally and receive constructive feedback from faculty reviewers. It also provides professional development opportunities tailored to future teacher educators.

Who is Eligible to Participate?

Membership in Kaleidoscope is open to all graduate student members of CEC/TED who are full or part-time students during the academic year at an accredited college or university.

Questions, ideas, input or what to get involved?

Contact Us:



David Peyton

David Peyton

David is an Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University interested in teacher quality and teacher preparation. His work includes efforts to improve pre-service teacher quality through observation protocols and targeted initiatives to address special education teacher shortages.


Elizabeth Reyes

Elizabeth Reyes

Elizabeth is a doctoral candidate from UNC Charlotte in her dissertation year. Her research area of focus is inclusive academic and behavioral solutions for students with disabilities. Specifically, she is interested in investigating paraprofessional implemented video modeling to improve independent functioning skills of students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms.


Belkis Choiseul-Praslin

Belkis Choiseul-Praslin

Belkis is a third-year Ph.D. student at the University of Oklahoma. She is specializing in Special Education with a focus in transition and applied behavior analysis (ABA). Belkis’ research interests include (a) employment skills and work opportunities for students with severe disabilities, (b) transition education practices for adult-aged students, and (c) diversity and cultural awareness in special education.


Victoria VanUitert

Victoria VanUitert

Victoria is a second-year Ph.D. student in Special Education at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include science instruction for students with disabilities, interventions to support science literacy, and using multimedia to support students’ learning needs.


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Last Updated:  7 December, 2020

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