Dr. Anna Macedonia is a proud Marymount University alumni and joined the faculty in 2021. Her academic experience includes teaching both undergraduate and graduate online and hybrid instruction at George Mason University. Prior to joining Marymount, Dr. Macedonia worked in public PK-12 education for eight years. She served as a Visual Arts, Special Education, and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teacher across elementary, middle, and high school levels. She also served as a department chairperson and a university supervisor for student teachers. Most recently, Dr. Macedonia served as an Assistant Principal at an elementary school in Fairfax County Public Schools.
She graduated from George Mason University with her PhD in 2021 with a primary emphasis in Special Education and a secondary emphasis in Education Leadership and Policy. Dr. Macedonia’s undergraduate degree is in Art Education, her Master’s degree is in Special Education, and received an Education Leadership Certificate. Her research interests include studying the connection between special education teacher education across local, state, and federal levels linked to teacher retention issues, specifically administrative support. Additionally, her research focuses on the intersections of special education and education leadership, specifically preparing school-based administrators to support special education and special education teachers. Dr. Macedonia is an active member of Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), and Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD).