The Department of Teaching & Learning

In Memoriam

julie BoreAs a colleague in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Julia inspired so many of her colleagues and students. Her warmth and kindness were simply infectious, and her teaching was masterful. She was a gift to her students and invited them to share her vision, love of teaching, and commitment to issues of social justice. Julia was not only an inspirational teacher, but she was also an insightful author who published widely as she shared her love of teaching and working with children with special needs. Our professional and personal lives have been enriched by knowing her. We are all mourning her loss.

Professional Background

Julia Bore, Ph.D., earned her doctorate from the University of North Texas, in Denton, in special education with a focus in behavior disorders and a minor in rehabilitation counseling. She held master's degrees in special education and education leadership. Prior to joining SMU in 2010, she taught special education graduate and undergraduate courses at Texas A&M University –Commerce and at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa. At SMU, she taught in the undergraduate and graduate Teacher Education and in the Master Math Teacher Programs.

Dr. Bore taught math in both special and general education at the high school level and worked with preschool children with and without disabilities. In addition, she was involved with training adults with disabilities. It was her passion to work with children who are diverse by virtue of ability/disability, SES, and language. Her research interests centered on examination of factors that contribute toward student achievement in both special and general education, such as teacher preparation in math and special education, diversity issues in schools, leadership, identification and assessment in special education, among others.

Bore, J., & Bore, S. (2009). Administrative support and its effect on teacher attrition and student achievement in special education. The John Ben Shepperd Journal of Practical Leadership, 4, 69-76.

Bore, S., & Bore, J. (2009). School accountability and leadership: Principal-counselor collaboration. The John Ben Shepperd Journal of Practical Leadership, 4, 128-135.

Bore, S., & Bore, J. (2009). English Only! In Salazar, C. F. (Ed.), Group work experts share their favorite multicultural activities: A guide to diversity-competent choosing, planning, conducting, and processing. Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Bore Korir, J. (2008). Perceptions of graduate students on the use of Web-based instruction in special education personnel preparation. Teacher Education in Special Education, 31(1), 1-11.

Bore, S., & Bore, J. (2008). Total Quality Management and Special Education: Is There a Connection? The John Ben Shepperd Journal of Practical Leadership, 3(1), 129-133.

Bore Korir, J., Mukuria, G., & Adera, B. (2007). Educating children with emotional and behavioral disorders in Kenya: A right or a privilege? Journal of International Special Needs Education, 10, 49-57.

Bore Korir, J., & Bore, S. (2007). Roles and responsibilities of special education leaders in schools. The John Ben Shepperd Journal of Practical Leadership, 1(2), 34-39.

Mukuria, G. M., & Korir, J. (2006). Education for individuals with emotional/behavioral disorders in Kenya. Journal of International Special Needs Education, 9, 35-41.

Mukuria, G., & Korir, J. (2006). Education for children with emotional and behavioral disorders in Kenya: Problems and prospects. Preventing School Failure, 50(2), 49-54.

Johns, B., & Korir, J. (2005). Jumping on the bandwagon for positive academic and behavioral interventions. In L. M. Bullock, R. A. Gable, & K. J. Melloy (Eds.), Effective disciplinary practices: Strategies for maintaining safe schools and positive learning environments for students with challenging behaviors (pp.54-58). Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders International Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada.