I earned my M.S. in Early Childhood Special Education from Portland State University in 2000. Fresh out of graduate school, I took a position in a ‘behavior’ or therapeutic classroom – my brother was the speech and language pathologist – I thought he would help me with paperwork! I didn’t have any idea what I signed up for. For seven years I taught in this classroom; my first three years were very challenging. I was putting out fires, feeling badly about my teaching skills, and not sure where to go for support. It was then that I found Early Childhood Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports…and my world changed. My classroom became a peaceful place, children were learning, and families were empowered and supported. I finally knew what to do to help these children and families.
Now, I’m out of the classroom, and since 2007 I’ve spent my time consulting, training, and working with families in their homes. I’m passionate about this work and believe that with the principles of Early Childhood Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports we can help to transform people’s lives for the better.
I’ve provided numerous trainings to various agencies over the years including Head Starts, Community Preschools, and Early Childhood Special Education Programs. I’ve coached classroom teachers on PBIS implementation and serve as an external coach to other agencies.
Contact me today and we can develop a plan that works for your program or agency!