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Dr. Bridgewater has worked in Education for 38 years. Her educational back ground includes four degrees in education from the University of Alabama Systems. Dr. Bridgewater has degrees in Special Education: B.S. in Mental Retardation; M.S. Specific Learning Disabilities; Ed.S. Educational Leadership; and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a minor in Special Education Law.
Professionally, Dr. Bridgewater has served as a special education Teacher, Professor in Special Education, as well as a Supervisor of Special Education Programs during the last 38 years. During this time period, Dr. Bridgewater developed and established the Preschool Program for students with disabilities for a local school system. Dr. Bridgewater also served as the systems liaison with other service providers serving persons with disabilities. While providing special education services, Dr. Bridgewater worked with students meeting the following areas of disabilities: Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disabilities, Specific Disabilities, Autism, Hearing Impaired, Deaf Blind, Other Health Impaired, Emotional disability, Speech and Language Impaired, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visually Impaired, and Orthopedically Impaired.
Presentations in Special Education have included the Individualized Plan, Mastering the Maze, Teacher Collaboration between General Educators and Special Educators,
Differentiating Instruction, Speech and Language Discussion Meetings, Parent Education in Special Education, Special Education and Parent Rights, Due Process Hearings, Documentation in Special Education, Training in Identification, Evaluation and Eligibility for Services under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA).
Dr. Bridgewater has been employed with Keiser University for the last 4 years. She has participated in two Residencies.
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Dr. Sue Adragna, Ph.D. – Chair, Doctorate in Education
Dr. Brian Keintz, Ph.D. – Chair, Masters of Science in Education
My instructors believed in me. They were more than instructors, they tried to get to know you as a person and tried to understand your goals so they could push you towards them. Student services helped me find a job before I even graduated. Everyone was dedicated to my overall success.
Going to Keiser University was one of the greatest experiences in my life. All of my deans, professors, and staff made me feel that I was a part of something very special, and I am. I would recommend for anyone to get their education at Keiser University.
The instructors at Keiser University impacted my life. They believed in my ability to become a great graphic designer, regardless of how I felt about my skills. KU helped to prepare me for the real world and got me to where I am today.
If not for my education at Keiser I probably would not be where I am today, in both life and career. It is because of going to Keiser and the instructors I had that I joined a club started by Mr. Williams, The Lakeland Shooters Photography Group, which allowed me to venture into an amazing and very creative field that I use to enhance all aspects of my life.
The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.
The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.
Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…
Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!
I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.
I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.
Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose. The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.
It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University. Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors. The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.
Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made. The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly. The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.
I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you. I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.
After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education. Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.
Beyond the curriculum of the courses, the lessons the instructors have taught me have paid dividends in my real work experiences. How to respond to criticisms, project and time management, interview skills, the list goes on and on. At the end of the day, they not only showed me how to design, but they taught me how to be a professional.
Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I had been going to another school before, I dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.
My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.
The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.
I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.