Kristen Love

Kristen Love

Visiting Assistant Professor
Teaching & Curriculum
LeChase Hall 456
(585) 273-5443
klove@warner.rochester.edu
 
Education:
PhD, University of Rochester (teaching and curriculum)
MS, Edinboro University (special education, K-12)
BS, Edinboro University (special education, K-12)


Kristen Love joined the Warner School faculty in August 2021 in the teaching & curriculum department, where she teaches courses in and directs the childhood, early childhood and inclusion programs. 
 
Love is a veteran educator with experience at the K-12 and postsecondary levels. She brings a commitment to equity and inclusion for all students and at all levels of the education system. Previously, she was an inclusive and consultant teacher in the primary grades at Rush Henrietta Central Schools. Prior to that, she was a faculty member at St. John Fisher College, where she taught and advised undergraduates and graduates in the inclusive childhood and adolescent programs. In this faculty role, Love also actively engaged in community partnerships and coordinated several projects, including an initiative with a local Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program to increase literacy development through play. Additionally, Love brings accreditation experience and administrative department experience from Monroe Community College, where she led accreditation teams and supported departments in Academic Services. 
 
She returned to the University of Rochester, where she previously served as a senior project coordinator for the Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) initiative for five years while pursuing her doctorate. At the University, she coordinated projects that improved access to information for educational professionals, pre-service teachers and counselors, service coordinators, and adult service providers to help improve the transitioning planning process at the Institute for Innovative Transition, now the Center for Disability and Education, at Warner. 
 
Love’s commitments to equity and social justice carry over to her teaching and research, where her interests are centered on postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities, responsive teaching practices in inclusive classrooms, and family and community partnerships aimed at increasing academic access and community inclusion. 
 


Courses
EDE445 Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities
EDE448 Behavior and Communication Supports for Students with Significant Disabilities
EDE453 Post-Secondary Transition for Youth with Significant Disabilities
EDU427 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Literacy in School
EDU440 Children's Literature and Literacy Learning
EDF440 Field Experiences with Children 0-3
EDF442 Student Teaching with Preschool Children
EDF446 Inclusion Adolescence Student Teaching Seminar A
EDF406 Student Teaching in Elementary Schools A
EDF405 Field Experiences in Inclusive Elementary School Settings
EDF407 Student Teaching in Inclusive Elementary School Settings A
EDF408 Student Teaching in Elementary Schools B
EDU430 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Elementary School
EDU429 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Science in Elementary School
EDU428 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Social Studies in Elementary School
EDU480 Theory and Practice Teaching Arts Elementary
ED408 Development, Learning, and Teaching for Children Ages Birth to 3
ED407 Development, Learning, and Teaching for Children Ages 3 to 5
EDU464 Child Development and Learning in Context (ages 5 to 12)
ED447 Disability and Schools
ED405 Assessment in Instructional Contexts
ED451 Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
ED446 Collaborative Teaching Partnerships in Inclusive Classrooms
EDU455 Policy and Practice in Developmental Differences