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Meet our trainers.
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.
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.
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 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 A. Sullivan, PhD 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 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 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.
Jessica Daily, EdD is the Training Team Lead for the PBIS Applications group, within the Educational and Community Supports research unit at the University of Oregon. Her current roles are leading the training team for PBIS Applications, as well as participating on the project team for the TIPS Ed Tech research project. Prior to this role, Jessica worked for the Colorado Department of Education, as part of the leadership team for the state-wide PBIS initiative. Within this role, she gained experience with PBIS implementation at the district and school level, MTSS & PBIS systems coaching, professional development, and implementation science. Jessica received a M.Ed. in School Psychology from Loyola University-Chicago in 2001 and recently completed her EdD in the Educational, Methodology, and Leadership Program at the University of Oregon. Her passion is to help educators develop positive learning environments for kids. She is a self-proclaimed “data geek” who loves to use data to inform practices and support positive change in our educational systems.
Dr. Katie Conley is a senior research assistant at the University of Oregon and since 2009 has worked with educators throughout the U.S. and abroad on building data systems to improve the social climate and student behavioral supports. Specific activities include development of training materials and online tools, delivering professional development workshops, and supporting various research efforts related to Special Education and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Throughout her career, Katie has emphasized the collection and analysis of comprehensive data sources that monitor dimensions of adult implementation activities as well as aspects of student performance. Katie believes that data should align with local values and be regularly shared across community members, families, students, and school personnel. When all stakeholders take ownership of educational data then success as well as challenges are shared. Katie recently completed her doctorate in Special Education at the University of Oregon.
Kerri Fulton is a SWIS Facilitator and Program Coordinator of PBIS Training and Technical Assistance at the Placer County Office of Education in Northern California. She and her team enjoy working with schools to install and implement the PBIS framework, which is driven by outcome and fidelity data available through pbisapps.org.