Senior Lecturer of Education Emerita

Lia Cravedi first joined the University in 1989, after spending the first 12 years of her professional career teaching in the Springfield and Winooski School Districts in Vermont. While working as a special educator, she was particularly interested in the areas of inclusion and collaborative teaming. While developing her knowledge and skills in these areas, she engaged in the preparation of highly skilled future secondary educators as an instructor, advisor, mentor, and program coordinator. Her impactful contributions and impact on students, colleagues, partners, and schools will never be forgotten.

Together with colleagues from the Department of Education, Ms. Cravedi was instrumental in creating the "Common Core," an engaging and developmentally appropriate experience for all first time, first year students. To stay informed about issues facing today's high schools, she serves on the Champlain Union Valley School Board of Directors representing her hometown of Hinesburg.

Publications

Tinkler, A., Tinkler, B., Prue, J., & Cravedi, L. (Forthcoming). Redefining a secondary education program through the use of service-learning field experiences. Teacher Education and Practice.

Gajda, R. & Cravedi, L. (2006). Assimilating “real” teachers in teacher education: Benefits and limitations of a PDS course delivery model. Action in Teacher Education, 28(3).

Salembier, G., & Cravedi-Cheng, L. (1997). SCUBA-dive into reading. Teaching Exceptional Children, 29(6), 68-71.

Book Chapters

Hülscher, T., & Winter-Witschurke, C. (2011). Quick-Guides für inklusion: Teil 2 Zusammen leben. Ludwigsfelde-Struveshof, Germany: Landesinstitut für Schule und Medien Berlin-Brandenburg.

Giangreco, M. & Cravedi, L. (2006). Quick guide #12: Instructional strategies. In M. Giangreco, (Ed.).  Quick guides to inclusion: Ideas for educating students with disabilities (2nd ed).  Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company.

Keller, N., & Cravedi-­Cheng, L. (2004). Epilogue: A retrospective on developing a shared voice through co-­‐teaching.  In Villa, R. and Thousand, J. (Eds.).Creating an inclusive school (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Giangreco, M. & Cravedi, L. (1998). Quick guide #7: Instructional strategies. In M. Giangreco, (Ed.).  Quick guides to inclusion: Ideas for educating students with disabilities.  Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company.

Salembier, G. S., Cravedi-­Cheng, L., & Giangreco, M. F. (1996). In M. F. Giangreco (Ed.). Vermont interdependent services team approach: A guide to coordinating educational support services.  Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company.

Keller, N., & Cravedi-­Cheng, L. (1995). Voice of inclusion: Developing a shared voice – yours, mine and ours.  In R.A. Villa & J. S. Thousand (Eds.). Creating an inclusive school. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 80 – 86.

Hasazi, S.B., Hock, M.L. & Cravedi-Cheng, L. (1992).  Vermont's post-­‐school indicators: Using satisfaction and post-­‐school outcome data for program improvement. In F.R. Rusch, L. DeStefano, J. Chadsey-Rusch, L.A. Phelps, & E. Szymanski (Eds.), Transition from school to adult Life: Models, linkages, and policy. Sycamore, IL: Sycamore Publishing Company, 485-506.

Awards and Recognition

Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching – Nominated Fall 2007 and Fall 2008

Women’s Center Grant Recipients: Busier, H., L., Cravedi, L., Prue, J. March 2007, Exploring Identity: Literature Circles as Learning Communities (2007-2008 Academic Year)

Cravedi-Cheng, L. (1986). Teacher of the Year, Winooski Junior/Senior High School, Winooski, Vermont

Associations and Affiliations

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE)

Lia Cravedi

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Academic achievement
  • Collaboration
  • Disability and inclusion
  • Special education
  • Teacher education

Education

  • M.Ed. in Special Education from The University of Vermont

Contact

Phone:
  • 802-656-1352