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.