Dr. Tanice Y Knopp Vice President/President-Elect

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Dr. Tanice Y Knopp

Vice President/President-Elect

Dr. Knopp recently retired after 37 years dedicated to Florida public school education. In the seven years prior to her retirement, Dr. Knopp served as the Coordinator of the Sarasota County School District Volunteer & Partnership Program. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida (USF) teaching special education teacher preparation courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and supervising student internships. Her research has included the study of teacher beliefs and dispositions on practice, beginning teacher-mentor teacher relationships, collaborative education programming for students with severe and complex needs, and emergent evaluation of educational programs. During her 18 years with USF, she helped secure more than $2 million in grants. Dr. Knopp graduated from Millersville State Teachers College with dual degrees in elementary education and special education. She received her Master’s degree in special education from USF-Tampa and her doctorate from the University of Florida. She has taught students with disabilities in Manatee County Schools, served as a special education resource teacher and staffing specialist with Hillsborough County Schools, and was a coordinator networking services for students with severe emotional disabilities (SED Network) for a five-county area. She also served as a program specialist for the State of Florida Department of Education in Tallahassee. Tanice spent a year establishing a volunteer driver network for senior citizens and individuals with visual impairments (ITNSarasota). The boat Moondance upon which she makes her home is a happy oasis with her husband, Ken Marsh, and their two cats—Chloe and Finn.