Vikki Howard is the coordinator of the Special Education Program at UMW. Howard has worked with a range of children from infancy to adulthood in a variety of settings. These experiences include service in the U. S. Peace Corps in Jamaica. Howard’s research interests center around applied behavioral methods of improving instruction and learning for children with and without disabilities. She is the author of several publications, including peer-reviewed articles and book chapters; her co-authored text, “Very young children with special needs: A foundation for educators, families and service providers,” is in its fourth edition. Howard’s teaching is guided by the principles of commitment to the “power of one,” a progressive attitude of support for human dignity and an appreciation of those qualities that bring people together to teach well.