Auburn University Honors McKendree Special Ed Professor

Photo of Dr. Karee OrellanaDr. Karee Orellana, an advocate for students with disabilities, has received her alma mater’s 2015 Outstanding Educator Alumni Award from the Auburn University College of Education. Karee, a 1997 Auburn graduate, is assistant professor of special education and coordinator of special education at McKendree, where she has taught since 2011. The award she received recognizes College of Education alumni who have demonstrated a commitment to education and excelled in their profession. Karee’s professional areas of interest include students with autism and intellectual disabilities; positive behavior supports for students with low-incidence disabilities; and teacher education in online formats. She has over 17 years of K-12 public school special education and university teaching experience.