Janette K. Klingner
Janette Klingner passed away on March 20, 2014. She was Professor of Education specializing in bilingual and cross-cultural special education at the University of Colorado Boulder. Janette was an inspiring and caring teacher, mentor and colleague. She was a bilingual special education teacher for ten years before earning a Ph.D. in reading and learning disabilities from the University of Miami. Research foci included the disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education, reading comprehension strategy instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students, and enhancing the sustainability of culturally responsive and evidence-based practices through professional development. She was the past Co-Editor of the Review of Educational Research, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Learning Disabilities. In 2004 she was honored with AERA’s Early Career Award and in 2014 was awarded the Leadership for the Special Education Field Award for her contributions to the field on behalf of students with disabilities, families, and educators.