Phyllis L.M. Haynes, Ph.D.

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Co-director and program specialist
(804) 827-9993


  • Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University (2011)
  • M.S.Ed., Old Dominion University (1997)
  • B.S., Virginia State University (1990)

Professional experiences

  • Co-director, Virginia Commonwealth University T/TAC (2016-present)
  • Program specialist, Virginia Commonwealth University T/TAC (2014-2016)
  • Coordinator, secondary instruction, Richmond Public Schools (2012-2014)
  • Advisory board, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, Rockville, Md. 
  • Adjunct professor, School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Program specialist, Virginia Commonwealth University - T/TAC (2000-2012)
  • Special education teacher, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (1997-2000)
  • Special education teacher, New Horizons Regional Education Center (1995-1996)
  • Special education teacher, Arlington County Public Schools (1990-1995)


  • Certified professional developer, Strategic Instruction ModelĀ®, Learning Strategies, Center for Research on Learning, University of Kansas
  • Postgraduate professional license
    • Emotional Disturbance K-12
    • Specific Learning Disabilities K-12
    • Special Education General K-12

Current professional and academic association memberships

  • Association for Positive Behavior Support
  • Virginia Council of Administrators of Special Education
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • National Alliance of Black School Educators
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Research interests

  • Instructional learning strategies
  • Behavioral supports
  • Learning disabilities
  • Test preparedness