Adofo Ka-Re

Adofo Ka-Re

Adjunct Instructor
pattonrs2@vcu.edu

Education

Master of Education, Special Education, 2005, Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia
Bachelor of Science, Public Administration, 1997, Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia

Professional Educational Experience

Homebound Teacher – Richmond Public Schools, Virginia June 2017 – Present
Adjunct Professor (African-American Studies) - Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia – January
2017 – Present
504 Coordinator/Special Education Department Chairperson/Head Girls Basketball Coach – Petersburg
City Public Schools, Virginia June 2013 – August 2017
Compliance Coordinator for Special Education/Child Study Chairperson/ Teacher Mentor/Head Girls
Basketball Coach – Richmond City Public Schools, Virginia August 2006-August 2013
Teacher/Special Education Department Head/Child Study Chairperson/Assistant Basketball Coach –
Caroline County Public Schools, Virginia August 2000-June 2006

Association Memberships

American Holistic Health Association
United Negro Improvement Association
National Association of Special Education Teachers
National Education Association
Petersburg Education Association
Virginia Education Association
Virginia High School Coaches Association
Virginia State University Alumni Association (Chesterfield Chapter)

Professional Presentations

The Perfect Blend (Documentary Presentation) – McCormick Barbershop 2016, Richmond, Virginia
A Celebration of Me (Healthy Relationships) – Virginia State University (Counselor Education
Department) 2015-2016 Petersburg, Virginia
High School Transition Seminar (What Students Need to be Successful after High School) – John
Marshall High School 2013 Richmond, Virginia
Communication in Coaching – John Marshall High School 2012, Richmond, Virginia
Presentation on the Child Study, Eligibility and IEP process in public schools -Richmond Public Schools
2009, Richmond, Virginia
Presentation on Healthy Living – Community Health Fair 2009 Richmond, Virginia
Black History Assembly (The History of Hip Hop) – York High School 2007 York County, Virginia
The Eyes of Katrina (Independent Film Festival) – Baltimore Maryland 2006

Research Interests

- What is the impact of the playing of soothing music on a consistent basis in classroom with lower

functioning students with Autism in comparison with the same population where music is not played?
- How does Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affect adults in comparison to the impact it has on
middle and high school students?
- Is there a correlation between poverty and students being found eligible for special education services?
- Are alternative and charter schools more effective for urban youth than traditional public schools?
- Compare and contrast the socioeconomic status of African-Americans students with disabilities between
rural and urban areas.