PBISApps Trainers

Meet our trainers.

Jessica Daily

Jessica Daily 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 is currently enrolled in the D.Ed. program 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.

 

 

 

Katie Conley

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 is also a doctoral candidate in the Special Education at the University of Oregon. 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 is also a doctoral candidate in the Special Education department at the University of Oregon.

Kerri Fulton

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.

 

 

 

 

Luke Anderson

Luke Anderson Ed.S., BCBA is the Senior Director of Prevention Supports and Services for the Placer County Office of Education. Within this role, Luke oversees the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Multi Tied System of Support (MTSS) regional initiatives. Luke’s role also includes supporting the Differentiated Assistance process. Luke is a statewide SWIS and I-SWIS Facilitator Trainer and a member of the California PBIS Coalition Leadership Team. Prior to joining the PCOE team, Luke worked as a special education teacher, behavior analyst, school psychologist, and PBIS Trainer for one of the largest school districts in California.  He has worked as a lecturer in the School Psychology and Special Education programs at CSU, Sacramento where he taught courses on academic and cognitive assessment. In addition to presenting at numerous state and national conferences, Luke has been an invited speaker at the UC Davis Mind Institute's Summer Institute, the Northern California LD Association Conference, the California MTSS Professional Learning Institute, and the PBIS National Leadership Forum.

 

 

Lynne DeSousa

Lynne DeSousa is a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Specialist and the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Statewide Coordinator for the Colorado Department of Education. In more than 25 years in education, she has served as a CDE Regional Implementation Consultant, a district PBIS/Mental Health coordinator, school-based PBIS Facilitator, a school psychologist and a counselor. Paramount to these experiences have been the ability to provide guidance on how to align and integrate various behavioral and mental health efforts into a layered continuum of evidence based practices that matches supports to student need.  Specific areas of professional interest include improving the implementation of multi-tiered behavioral frameworks, social emotional learning, trauma responsive approaches, classroom management, school-wide bullying prevention and intervention, individual/small group counseling, and functional behavioral assessment and individualized behavior support planning.  Lynne has an M.S. in School Psychology at California State University, Fresno.

Nadia Sampson

Nadia K. Sampson earned her Master of Arts and Severely Handicapped Teaching Certification in 1995 at the University of Oregon. She has worked for the Educational & Community Supports at the University of Oregon as a Senior Research Assistant since 1997. Ms. Sampson currently works on two federally funded grants, eCICO Secondary and Instructional Suspension Learning Alternatives (ISLA). She was formerly the PBIS Applications Training Team Lead and Coordinator. She continues to be a certified SWIS Facilitator Trainer and is also a contributing author on articles and research summaries related to PBIS implementation and PBIS Application use.

 

 

 

 

Shelley Garza-Clark

Shelley Garza-Clark is an Education Specialist at Region 4 Education Service Center in Houston, TX. She works in the area of behavior, providing support, consulting, training, and coaching in multi-tiered systems of supports for students and staff. Her focus includes: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at all 3 tiers, Special Education supports, and School Safety. Prior to working at Region 4, Shelley taught in several Texas school districts as a special educator. She received her Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University and her Master of Education from Sam Houston State University. Shelley is also the mom of 4 boys and wife to a Houston Police Department Sergeant.

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