PBISApps Trainers

Meet our trainers.

Alan Cook

Alan Cook currently works within the Educational and Community Supports (ECS) research unit in the College of Education at the University of Oregon, which provides support to over 25,000 educational organizations around the world who are implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Additionally, ECS provides access to various web-based applications which allow schools to collect, monitor, and use fidelity and outcome data related to school-wide discipline and behavior support systems.In his current position, Alan works with the training team designing professional development and delivering training opportunities for educators across the world. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 2008, he began his career as an educator in an elementary classroom. Teaching grades K-6 in various classroom settings ranging from direct instruction to Montessori, he has built an extensive background using PBIS in the classroom for classroom behavior management. He is also highly skilled in leading professional development, designing curriculum and instruction, and student/educator engagement. In addition to being an elementary classroom teacher, Alan has worked to mentor teachers just starting out in the field and thoroughly enjoys helping educators find the spark that excites them about their craft. His favorite role is teaching and working with students of all ages, and helping to improve the educational environment for educators and students alike. His areas of interest are professional development, classroom management, special education, equity, inclusion, and online course creation.

Anna Harms

Dr. Harms is the coordinator of Evaluation and Research within MIBLSI. In her current role Anna leads the design and implementation of internal evaluation for MIBLSI. This includes work on four federally funded grants. She coordinates a team that provides support to local districts and schools around MTSS measurement and evaluation, including research projects on universal screening, data-based decision making, and assessment construction and validation. Anna received her B.A. from Kalamazoo College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in School Psychology from Michigan State University.

 

 

 

 

Bert Eliason

Bert Eliason worked 18 years as a teacher and then served 15 years as a middle school principal. For 13 years, he was actively involved in implementing PBIS and IPBS at the middle level and sharing about the use of SWIS and his PBIS experiences with others at local, state and national levels. He currently works as a Research Associate at the University of Oregon with the PBIS Applications Training Team sharing about the SWIS Suite (SWIS, CICO-SWIS, I-SWIS), PBIS Assessment, and PBIS Evaluation. He is a contributing author on articles, evaluation briefs, and research summaries related to PBIS implementation, the use of PBIS Applications, and racial disproportionality around school discipline. He is a long-standing board member of the Northwest PBIS Network. He is a strong believer in proficiency-based education, equitable outcomes for students and staff, and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.Bert Eliason worked 18 years as a teacher and then served 15 years as a middle school principal. For 13 years, he was actively involved in implementing PBIS and IPBS at the middle level and sharing about the use of SWIS and his PBIS experiences with others at local, state and national levels. He currently works as a Research Associate at the University of Oregon with the PBIS Applications Training Team sharing about the SWIS Suite (SWIS, CICO-SWIS, I-SWIS), PBIS Assessment, and PBIS Evaluation. He is a contributing author on articles, evaluation briefs, and research summaries related to PBIS implementation, the use of PBIS Applications, and racial disproportionality around school discipline. He is a long-standing board member of the Northwest PBIS Network. He is a strong believer in proficiency-based education, equitable outcomes for students and staff, and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

Catherine Claes

Catherine is a teacher by training with twenty years of classroom and intervention experience. For the past ten years, Catherine has worked with MIBLSI supporting schools and districts across the state of Michigan as they implement an MTSS Framework. Provided supports include, coaching district and school infrastructure development, providing PBIS and School-wide Reading trainings, and providing data coordination support for capacity, fidelity and student outcome assessments. Catherine is a certified SWIS Suite Facilitator Trainer as well as an Acadience Learning Super Mentor.

 

 

 

 

Celeste Rossetto Dickey

Celeste Rossetto Dickey, M.Ed. has worked in education since 1979. She worked as an Elementary/Middle School Teacher and School Counselor at Bethel School District in Eugene, Oregon.  Starting in 2000, she became the PBIS Coordinator for Bethel School District. In 2008, she moved to the University of Oregon as a Senior Research Assistant at the University of Oregon with the PBIS Applications Training Team. Celeste spent three years at the Placer County Office of Education as a PBIS Trainer and PBIS/MTSS Coordinator, working with schools and districts in Northern California. She currently is back at the University of Oregon with the PBIS Applications Training Team. Celeste is passionate about assisting all students to be successful using the PBIS/MTSS framework in schools. Celeste enjoys reading, traveling, yoga, all sports and spending time with her family.

 

 

Cristy Clouse

Cristy Clouse has 25 years of educational experience as a speech and language therapist, special and general classroom teacher (PreK-8), Behavior Intervention Case Manager (BICM) and middle school administrator. For the last 18 years, she has trained, coached and facilitated implementation of a three-tiered prevention model across California and the Southwest. Cristy also designs school-level and district-level training content from early childhood to high school. At the state level, Cristy is a core team leader of the California PBIS Coalition supporting PBIS State Recognition, Conference Planning and Training/Coaching committees. At the national level, she is a School Information Systems (SWIS) and Individual (I-SWIS) Facilitator Certification trainer since 2010.

 

 

 

Diane LaMaster

Diane comes with an extraordinary amount of experience in behavior support as a special education teacher, behavior interventionist, and district coach. Her passion for data based decision making led her to becoming a National SWIS Facilitator Trainer and a National TIPS Trainer. Diane's knowledge of data and her fluency with SWIS and PBISApps are invaluable to the Midwest PBIS Network and schools in the state of Illinois, as well as nationwide.

 

 

Erin Sullivan

Erin A. Sullivan is the Social Emotional Learning Coordinator in the Student Services Department at Jeffco Public Schools. She has worked in the field of evidence-based behavior support for 20 years. During this time, she has conducted trainings and provided technical assistance across the three tiers of PBIS in both Illinois and Colorado. She has been a SWIS Facilitator since 2001 and a SWIS Facilitator Trainer since 2009. Erin has her doctorate in Child, Family, and School Psychology from the University of Denver. Erin also has a M.S. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology.

 

Ginny Joseph, PhD

Ginny Joseph is Coordinator of PBIS and Mental Health at Orange County Department of Education where she provides training and technical assistance for school teams implementing a multi-tiered framework for behavior supports. She earned her Masters in Special Education and her PhD in School Psychology at the University of Oregon. Ginny is experienced with Multi-tiered Behavioral Frameworks, function-based behavioral support planning, using data for decision-making, and behavioral support planning for small groups of students. She is a PBIS Assessment Coordinator and SWIS Facilitator Trainer. Prior to working at the county office, Ginny worked at the school and district level with PBIS teams. Ginny is passionate about prevention science, social-emotional learning, and providing a safe social climate for students in school settings.

Jennifer Rollenhagen, Ed.S.

Jennifer Rollenhagen is a trained school psychologist who has been working with schools with implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for most of her career. Supports to schools include coaching, evaluation, and technical support with the implementation of a three-tiered prevention model. Jennifer has also created school-level and district level-content, and she has trained educational staff on the best practices of MTSS implementation. From 2008 to 2018, Jennifer worked for Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MIBLSI), and for the past two years, she is working as the MTSS Manager for West Shore ESD, a regional center in Michigan. Currently, Jennifer is supporting nine local districts with their implementation of systems. At the national level, Jennifer is a certified SWIS Suite Facilitator trainer, and she has been training participants from across the country and internationally to become SWIS, CICO-SWIS, and I-SWIS Facilitators.

 

 

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