Overview of Interests
Advocacy, adult services, government relations, research.
Wanda Willis was assigned to a special education classroom, purely by chance, for her junior year college internship. Today, she realizes how lucky she was to have been assigned that internship. Since then, she has worked in the disability field for 35 years, first as a special education teacher (her favorite and most memorable work), then as a school psychologist. She has held a variety of positions in community services for the Division of Intellectual Disabilities Services since moving to Tennessee in 1977, and also has been the executive director for the Council on Developmental Disabilities for the past 16 years.