Phone: 610-626-9363 ext. 7384
Degrees and Certifications:
Ed.D., Educational Leadership - Drexel University M.Ed., Special Education - Western Carolina University B.A., Political Science - University of North Carolina at Asheville
Dr. Walker is a Special Education Teacher with the Upper Darby School District working in an Autistic Support Program at Westbrook Park Elementary. Dr. Walker has eighteen years experience in the field of Special Education, the past thirteen of which have been as a classroom elementary teacher. In this capacity, he has utilized his expertise to facilitate the inclusion of students with Individual Education Plans into a least restrictive educational environment. Dr. Walker has utilized his experience with positive behavioral supports, functional academics, and individualized instruction to facilitate lasting success for his students.
Prior to coming to the Upper Darby School District, Dr. Walker was a behavioral specialist and mobile therapist. He implemented Positive Behavioral Support Plans and supervised a Therapeutic Support Staff to implement those plans in the home and school settings. As a job coach and community skills instructor, Dr. Walker facilitated the acquisition and maintenance of appropriate social, behavioral, coping and functional skills within the school, home, job, and community settings. He worked with the Autism Society of North Carolina, the TEACCH Autism Program, and volunteered with the Special Olympics.
Dr. Walker earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Drexel University in 2018. Dr. Walker received his Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Severe/Profound Disability and a concentration in Adapted Curriculum from Western Carolina University in 2006. He was a Political Science major during his undergraduate studies.
Dr. Walker also serves as an Adjunct Professor teaching Special Education in an Early Childhood Education program for a local college.