PHILADELPHIA – Moira Kirby
is joining the Nancy & Donald Resnick Academic Support Center for Student-Athletes, as announced by Director Justin Miller
. Kirby, who is working toward a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Temple, will serve as a Learning Specialist on the staff.
“Moira brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in providing individualized learning support to help students reach their academic potential,” said Miller. “I am confident that the program she is charged to implement will quickly become a point of pride for not only the Resnick Academic Support Center for Student-Athletes and Temple Athletics, but also the University as a whole. She has a very bright future and we are excited to have her on our team.”
Kirby has spent the last year and a half working as a graduate extern in Temple's Institute on Disabilities while also serving as a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Fellow at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for nearly the past year. Her responsibilities with the Temple program included assisting individuals with intellectual disabilities in registering for county services as well as disseminating information to the community regarding services available for those individuals.
From September of 2007 until February of 2012, Kirby worked as a special education teacher at South Brunswick High School in Monmouth Junction, N.J. While at South Brunswick, she also served as a Special Olympics coach, a JV girls and boys volleyball coach and a JV girls basketball coach.
Kirby earned her bachelor's degree in history from Rutgers University in 2006 and went on to complete her master's at Rutgers as well, earning a degree in special education in 2007. She has a teaching certification in special education in Pennsylvania as well as certifications in New Jersey.