Luchara Sayles Wallace

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Luchara Sayles Wallace
Associate Professor of Special Education
(269) 387-5941
4571 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5258
Mailing address: 
Department of Special Education and Literacy Studies
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5258 USA
  • Ph.D., University of Kansas
  • M.Ed., Loyola University-Chicago
  • M.A., Loyola University-Chicago
  • B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Luchara worked as a full-time classroom teacher in both the elementary and secondary settings for 5 years. During that time, she had the opportunity to coordinate programming to support students with learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders. Their primary focus was on self-advocacy and independent learning. Luchara's interest in family and policy studies is a continuation of her desire to support individuals with disabilities and their families in creating the kind of life they desire. Luchara is also interested in determining how families learn about the policies that impact them and how that knowledge impacts their family quality of life.