Kathy Ewoldt, PhD

I’ve been a special education researcher for 6 years. I am originally from Cranston, Rhode Island.  After graduating high school, I joined the Air Force where I was an Avionics Technician on C-130 aircraft and met my husband of 31 years as we marched to school one morning.  We have lived in Arizona, Colorado, West Virginia, Ohio, Las Vegas, and now San Antonio.  We have four children ages 18-28.   I worked for Clark County School District for 7 years at Durango High School, Canarelli Middle School, and Desert Oasis High School. I have 5 years experience as a special education teacher at the secondary school level, and completed a 3-year fellowship at an elementary school working with students at-risk and with disabilities in an urban setting.
I am a lifelong learner, but it has not always been easy.  I was a B/C student who hated to read when I was a kid.  However, as an adult I’ve had much more success with education.  I graduated from Pike’s Peak Community College in 1991. I attended night classes at Wright-Patterson AFB through Park University to earn my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources – so my BS degree was a 14-year endeavor. I earned my Master’s degree in Special Education in 2011, and my Doctorate degree in 2018 both from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I hold Advanced Studies Certificates in Teacher Leadership and in Online Teaching from Southern Utah University. The main focus of my research is students with learning disabilities (LD).  I’m particularly interested in improving expository paragraph writing skills, the implementation and integration of technology, military-connected students, and special education teacher retention. 

In my spare time I love to hang out with my family, learn new things, travel, and ride my bicycle.   My favorite place to be is at the beach.  One day, I hoping to combine my love of biking with my love of the beach and ride down the coast of California.  If you would like more information, please email me at kathy.ewoldt@utsa.edu