100% of funding ($1,975,000/year)
is from federal sources.

Wendy W. Fuchs

Wendy W. Fuchs
Principal Investigator & Co-Coordinator

Wendy W. Fuchs, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Dr. Fuchs is the Principal Investigator and Co-Coordinator of the Illinois IHE Partnership. In addition to her work with the IHE Partnership, she teaches the beginning and advanced reading methods courses for pre-service special educators.

Dr. Fuchs was previously a Regional Coordinator with Illinois ASPIRE under Illinois' previous SPDG and continues to provide professional development and educational consulting in the areas of RtI/MTSS, school improvement, and increasing student engagement for school districts in Southern Illinois. She is a member of the Statewide PBIS leadership team, and serves as a board member for the Illinois chapter of the Teacher Education Division of Council for Exceptional Children. Dr. Fuchs' research interests include teacher perceptions of students with disabilities, data-based decision making, and improving teacher effectiveness through explicit instructional practices.