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Vermont Educational Endorsements


  • Level I-Vermont Elementary Education K-6
  • Level I-Director of Special Education, age 3-21
  • Level II-Vermont Special Education K-21
  • Level II-Vermont Consulting Teacher K-8

Professional Memberships, Certifications, & Licenses

  • Licensed Vermont Applied Behavior Analyst #146.0119722
  • Vermont Applied Behavior Analysis Member (VTABA)
  • Association of Professional Behavior Analysts Member (APBA)
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst #11415415
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • Google Certified Teacher (Level 1)
  • Symbaloo Certified Educator (Pending)
  • Life Space Crisis Intervention Certified (LSCI)
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)

Education

Jan 2011May 2012

Advanced Series Certificate

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

Applied Behavior Analysis

Aug 2005May 2011

C.A.S. Emotional Behavior Disorders

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies

Aug 2003May 2005

M.Ed. Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Antioch New England University, Keene, NH

Integrated Learning, Place-Based/Environmental Education

Aug 2001May 2003

B.A. Psychology

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Aug 1999May 2001

A.A. Liberal Arts

Simon's Rock College of Bard, Great Barrington, MA

Work History

Aug 2015Present

Vermont ITEAM Consultant

Statewide, Vermont
  • 2015-2016 Regional Educational Consultant
  • 2016-Present Statewide Behavior Consultant
  • Provide technical assistance, training, and professional development to teams of students with intensive needs across the state in the areas of behavior support.
  • Collaborate with Family Resource Consultant to coordinate family support, technical assistance, and training as part of the regional team.
  • Provide consultation and training to school teams, including family members in all regions of Vermont.
  • Manage I-Team data management formats (NIRS, Filemaker Pro, Medicaid) quarterly
  • Participate in CDCI activities: workshops, grant writing, committee work, future planning
Jun 2015Present

Implementation Coach & Trainer Vermont PBIS

Statewide, Vermont
  • Provide coaching and training supports to school districts and supervisory unions who are implementing PBIS at the Universal, Targeted, and/or Intensive levels 
  • Support leadership teams in promoting fidelity implementation of systems, data and practices following Universal, Targeted or Intensive level trainings
  • Analyze and provide feedback about student outcomes and PBIS fidelity data
  • Support school/SU/SD leadership teams in correcting specific implementation dips as determined by fidelity assessments (BoQ, BAT, SAS)
  • Provide onsite professional learning opportunities in revitalizing VTPBiS Features
  • Provide coaching on the principles of applied behavior analysis and support with functional behavior assessments and behavior support plans
  • Support new administrators as leaders in PBIS implementation at their schools
  • Respond to specific requests for assistance from schools/SUs/SDs
  • VTPBIS Website
Jan 2016June 2016

Autism Consultant

Westshire Elementary School, Westshire, Vermont
  • Provide onsite and distance consultation to school teams regarding evidence-based practices for students on the autism spectrum
  • Facilitate collaborative teaming strategies
  • Connect the team with resources and modeling as needed to implement evidence-based practices
Jul 2010Present

Special Education Staff

Hartford School District, Hartford, Vermont

2010-2012 Coordinator and Lead Teacher for District Wide Elementary Autism Program

  • Coordinated district EACH (Elementary Autism Cooperative of Hartford) program at Ottauquechee School
  • Facilitated and monitored inclusion based on individual strengths and needs
  • Supervised and trained six paraprofessional staff
  • Designed and implemented individual specific behavior plans
  • Developed and maintained daily, weekly, and monthly data-keeping systems
  • Created and adapted grade level curriculum across content areas through use of Structured Teaching, Applied Behavior Analysis, Discrete Trial Training, Floortime, Relationship Development Intervention, and Social Thinking frameworks
  • Administered state alternative assessments
  • Actively collaborated with a variety of specialists, outside agencies, consultants, and general education staff on a daily basis

2012-2016 District Technology Integration Facilitator, Consulting Teacher, Board Certified Behavior Specialist

  • Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM): Assessment Coordinator and Data Steward for the district
  • Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Support Plan (BSP) Training, Facilitation, and Modeling
  • Manage Special Education Mobile Device Management (MDM) system, all itunes accounts, and iPAD acquisition, set-up, and maintenance
  • UDL/PACT/ Technology Integration: ongoing consultation to teams to facilitate meaningful inclusion and manage all special education iOS devices and iTunes accounts
  • Ongoing consultation, supervision, and support of behavior support plans across the district

Hartford School District Website

2014Present

Behaviorial Evaluator

Dartmouth College & The Stern Center

National Institute of Mental Health Research Study

  • Conduct Pre and Post intervention assessments to measure progress for the research study
  • Communicate regularly with project lead at Dartmouth
  • Coordinate evaluation schedules with The Stern Center
Jun 2015Dec 2015

Lead Clinician & Behavior Specialist

Learning Solutions, Norwood, MA
  • Provide ongoing consultation, supervision, and support to social group coaches 
  • Collect and monitor weekly group data to measure social growth
  • Maintained insurance treatment plans
Aug 20092015

Online Faculty

University of Phoenix
  • Designed and facilitated graduate level courses in special education
  • Earned online core faculty certification
  • Extensive experience with synchronous and asynchronous learning environments
  • AUT/500: Foundation of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • AUT/501: Diagnosis and Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • AUT/502: Speech and Language Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • AUT/503: Communication and Socialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • SPE/556: Characteristics of Physical and Health Disabilities
  • SPE/584: Learning Disabilities and Language Development Disorders
20092011

Elementary Autism Summer School Teacher

Hartford School District
20052011

Certified Online Tutor

Tutor.com
Jul 2009Jun 2010

Co-Coordinator/Teacher District Elementary Therapeutic Behavior Program

Westwood Public Schools, Westwood, MA
Jul 2006Jun 2009

K-5 Special Education Case Manager/Teacher

Dothan Brook School, Hartford School District
20062007

Special Education Summer School Teacher

Hartford School District

Presentations & Trainings

  • PBIS Leadership Forum - Presenter - 1 day training/2 workshop presentations
  • ITEAM Collaboration & Communication between BCBAs and SLP in a School Setting Aug 2016 South Burlington, VT School District
  • PBIS Intensive Training - Presenter - 4 day training BEST Summer Institute 2016
  • Intro to the Science of Behavior - HACTC Human Services Senior Class - May 2016
  • TRIPSEY Train and Talk Facilitator May 2016
  • PBIS Two-Day Targeted Training - Killington Grand March 30 & 31, 2016
  • Behavior Support Plan Training-VTPBIS-Lamoille North and South Inservice Training - March 2016
  • Science of Behavior (7 hour)- Hartford Area Career & Technology Center (HACTC) Advisory Council Mar 2016 & May 2016 (scheduled)
  • Implementing PBIS - Randolph/Braintree/Brookfield Teacher Inservice - February 2016
  • Science of Behavior 4 part (15 hour)– Hartford Area Career & Technology Center (HACTC) October 2015-AprMar 2016
  • Function-Based Positive Strategies to Address Problem Behavior –Vermont PBIS Leadership Forum – Co-Presenter with Ken Kramberg – October 2015
  • Using Technology in Rural Schools - Rethink Autism Webinar Panelist – October 2015
  • Intro to the Science of Behavior – HACTC Human Services Junior Class – December 2015
  • Functional Behavior Assessment Refresher – Ottauquechee School – Nov/Dec 2015
  • District Special Education Technology Training January 2015
  • Functional Behavioral Assessment Refresher – Ottauquechee Staff – Fall 2014
  • Defining and Understanding Behavior – Presenter - Ottauquechee Staff – January 2014
  • Functional Behavioral Assessments – 7, 1 hour trainings – Ottauquechee School – Spring 2014
  • iPads for All Students – Presenter – Dynamic Landscapes - May 2014
  • Framework for Structured Teaching – Group Facilitator – Vermont Higher Education Collaborative - July 2013

Hobbies & Interests

  • Softball
  • Crossfit/Olympic Lifting
  • Middle Eastern Dance
  • Snowboarding
  • Hiking
  • Figure Skating