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Bonnie S. Billingsley

Bonnie S. Billingsley, Professor

Bonnie S. Billingsley
Bonnie S. Billingsley, Professor

School of Education
1750 Kraft Drive
Room 2015 (0302)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-8206  |

Bonnie S. Billingsley is a professor in the School of Education.

  • Teacher induction
  • Teacher retention
  • Teacher working conditions
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Teacher education
  • EdD, Virginia Tech
  • Committee to develop High Leverage Practices for Special Education Teachers
  • Research Committee, Teacher Education Division Council for Exceptional Children
  • Committee Member, Council for Exceptional Children Professional Standards and Practice Committee. (2014 - Present)
  • Editorial Boards
    • Exceptional Children
    • Teacher Education and Special Education
    • Journal of Special Education Leadership
  • Teacher Education Award (Teacher Education Division of Council for Exceptional Children with Pearson), 2014


Billingsley, B. Brownell, M., Israel, M. & Kamman, M. (2013). Survival Guide for First-Year Special Education Teachers, Jossey Bass: San Francisco, CA

Billingsley, B. (2005). Cultivating and keeping committed special educators: What principals and district administrators can do (pp. 1-230). Corwin Press: Thousand Oaks, CA. (co-published with the Council for Exceptional Children).

Crockett, J., Billingsley, B., & Boscardin, M.L. (Eds.). (2012). Handbook of Leadership & Administration for Special Education, Routledge, Taylor-Francis: New York, NY.

Articles and Book Chapters (Selected)

Rock, M. & Billingsley, B. (2013). From Metaphorically Speaking to Acting Boldly, Teacher Education and Special Education, 37(1), 71-76.

Billingsley, B., Israel, M. & Smith, S. (2011). Supporting New Teachers: How Online Resources and Web 2.0 Technologies Can Help. Teaching Exceptional Children, 43(5), 20-29.

Billingsley, B. (2010). Work contexts matter: Considerations for improving new special educators’ experiences in schools. The Journal of Special Education Leadership, 23(1), 41-49.  

Rock, M. & Billingsley, B. (2015). Who Makes a Difference! Next Generation Special Education Workforce Renewal. In B. Bateman, M. Tankersley, & J. Lloyd. (Eds). Issues in Special Education.


McCray, E., McLeskey, J., & Billingsley, B. (April, 2020). Invited Virtual Presentation for the National Association of Secondary School Principals, High Leverage Practices for Special Education Teachers: Do’s and Don’ts, National Association of Secondary School Principals

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