After 8 years of teaching high school special education, Dr. Doan decided to return to school full time to earn her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Virginia, a Research 1 school. During her years in Virginia, she taught English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at the elementary level for 2 years. In total, she has 10 years of elementary and high school experience. In addition to teaching, she has a number of presentations and publications to her credit. Dr. Doan is also advisor to Best Buddies, serves on the Governor's Advisory Council for People with Disabilities, and serves as a Supervisor of Uwchlan Township.