SWIFT 2016 National Professional Learning Institute
 
SWIFT 2016 National Professional Learning Institute Speakers
 
Amy Baldwin
Math Specialist
Sudlersville Middle School, Queen Anne's County, MD
 
Wendy Barnes
Coordinator of Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS)
Baltimore City Public Schools, Maryland
 
Everett Barr-Hertel
School Counselor
Atkinson Elementary, Portland Public Schools, Oregon
 
Rosalind Battee
Title I Intervention Resource Teacher
Gilpin Manor Elementary School, Cecil County, Maryland
 
Linda M. Beitz, Ed.D.
Capacity and Sustainability Team Member
SWIFT Center Staff, University of Kansas
 
Liz Berquist
Faculty member
Department of Special Education at Towson University in Towson, Maryland
 
Joy Bivens
SWIFT Coach
Waverly, Baltimore City Schools, Maryland
 
Martha Blue-Banning, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Family & Community Engagement Team Member
SWIFT, University of Kansas
 
Dr. Wilner Bolden III
Assistant Superintendent/Federal Programs Director
North Panola School District, Mississippi
 
Justus Booth
Principal
Northwest Middle School, Meridian Public School District, Mississippi
 
Rachel Brooks, MS CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Portland Public Schools, Oregon
 
Dr. George Brown
Assistant Supervisor of Professional Learning & New Teacher Induction Coordinator
Allegany County Public Schools, Maryland
 
Shanda R. Brown
Education Specialist
Oregon Department of Education on the District and School Effectiveness Team
 
Dr. Joe Buckley
Executive Director for Middle School Education
Cecil County Public Schools, Maryland
 
Rhonda Burrage
Teacher
Magnolia Middle School, Meridian Public School District, Meridian, MS
 
Mr. Sean Cannon
Director of Student Services
Cecil County Public Schools, Maryland
 
Dr. Amy Carter
Superintendent
Meridian Public School District, Mississippi
 
Christopher William Carter
Office Service Assistant
National Restaurant Association
 
Jennifer Casey
School Counselor
Sudlersville Middle School, Queen Anne's County, MD
 
Vander Cherry
Clerk
Office of Federal Student Aid
 
Hoon Choi
SWIFT Data Manager and Analyst
SWIFT Center Evaluation Team, University of Kansas
 
Deb Connell
LEA Coordinator
Fall Mountain Regional School District (SAU 60), New Hampshire
 
Mrs. Leander Corman
Special Education Administrator
ConVal High School, New Hampshire
 
Dr. Dale Lynn Cusumano
Senior Implementation Specialist
National Implementation Research Network, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
Lisa Darnold, M.Ed.
Director of Regional Programs and Best Practices
Oregon Department of Education
 
Ivonne K. Dibblee
Principal
Atkinson Elementary School, Portland, Oregon
 
Dr. Catherine Dingle
Principal
Gilpin Manor Elementary School, Cecil County, Maryland
 
Marisa Duncan-Holley
Director of Special Education
Windham Southeast Supervisory Union, Vermont
 
Dr. Winnie Dunn
Department Chair and Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy Education, University of Kansas
 
Mary E. Earick, Ph.D.
Administrator, Bureau of Integrated Programs & State Director Title I
New Hampshire Department of Education
 
Bill East, Ed.D.
Executive Director
National Association of State Directors of Special Education
 
Lucille Eber, Ed.D.
Project Coordinator
Midwest PBIS Network
 
Kathleen Ellwood
Principal
Irvington K-8 School, Portland Public Schools, Oregon
 
Sally Farr
Director for Special Education
Cecil County Public School System in Elkton, Maryland
 
Andrew Ferguson
School Counselor
Allegany County Public Schools
 
Rian Ford
5th Grade Teacher
Atkinson Elementary School, Portland, Oregon
 
Dr. Grace Francis
Assistant Professor
College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University, Virginia
 
Jonathan D. Fried, M.Ed., MAT
Assistant Principal
Waverly, Baltimore City Schools, Maryland
 
LaVonda Germany
Principal
Poplar Springs Elementary, Meridian Public Schools, Mississippi
 
Brenda Giesen
Elementary Principal
West Hills Intermediate School, Pendleton School District, Pendleton, Oregon
 
Dr. JoEtta Gonzales
Area Superintendent
Washoe County School District, Nevada
 
Dr. Monique Green
Specialized Instruction Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services
 
Judith M.S. Gross, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor and Family and Community Engagement Team Facilitator
SWIFT, University of Kansas
 
Megan Grube, M.Ed.
Curriculum Coordinator
Grand Isle Supervisory Union, Vermont
 
Dan Habib
Filmmaker and Project Director
The Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire
 
Mr. Howard Hagwood
PBIS Director
Meridian Public School District, Meridian, Mississippi
 
Shana Haines, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Vermont
 
Olia Hardy, M.Ed.
Educational Associate
Baltimore City Schools, Maryland
 
Rob Harsh
President
Software Outfitters
 
Dr. Maura Hart
NH SWIFT LEA Facilitator and SEA Coordinator
SWIFT and New Hampshire Department of Education
 
Daphne Heflin
Principal
Lockard Elementary School in Sunflower County Consolidated School District, Mississippi
 
Tyler Hicks
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Special Education, University of Kansas
 
Martha Hinman
Executive Director of Student Services
Redmond School District, Oregon
 
Dr. Robert Horner
Professor, Special Education, University of Oregon; Co-Director, OSEP Technical Assistance Center on PBIS; Member, SWIFT Evaluation Team
University of Oregon
 
Shannon Hosey
Magnolia Middle School, Meridian Public School District, Meridian, MS
 
Mary Howlett-Brandon, Ph.D.
Specialist - Equity and Cultural Proficiency & SEA Coordinator
Division of Curriculum, Assessment, and Accountability, Maryland State Department of Education
 
Atasha James
Principal
M.V. Leckie Elementary School
 
Mrs. Brooke Knight
Principal
West Hills Elementary, Meridian Public School District, Mississippi
 
Jennifer A. Kurth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Special Education, University of Kansas
 
Lori Landry
Superintendent
Fall Mountain Regional School District (SAU 60), New Hampshire
 
Kathleen Lynne Lane, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Professor
Department of Special Education, University of Kansas
 
Katie Lee
Speech Language Pathologist
Irvington K-8 School, Portland, Oregon
 
Robin Lemonis, M.Ed., CALT, LDT
Director of Student Intervention Services
Office of Elementary Education and Reading, Mississippi Department of Education
 
John Lischner
Principal
Sudlersville Middle School, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
 
Mr. Karl Logan
Senior Director
Portland Public Schools, Oregon
 
Dr. Jamilliah Longino
Excutive Director of School Improvement
Mississippi Department of Education
 
Ms. Angela Malone-McQuarley
Principal
Magnolia Middle School, Meridian Public School District, Mississippi
 
Desiree' Margo, D.Ed.
Principal
Redmond Early Learning Center, Redmond, Oregon
 
Karla Marty, M.Ed.
Section Chief & SEA Coordinator
Maryland Department of Education - Special Education and Early Intervention Services
 
Andrea Mayfield, Ed.D.
Educator in Residence - SWIFT Facilitator
Office of Elementary Education and Reading, Mississippi Department of Education
 
Lisa McCall
Senior Director
Portland Public Schools, Oregon
 
Dr. Amy McCart
Director of Technical Assistance
SWIFT, University of Kansas
 
Dr. Carlas McCauley
Director
WestEd, Center on School Turnaround
 
Jackie McFarland
Principal
Parkview Elementary, Meridian, Mississippi
 
Kristi McNiece
Reading Specialist
Sudlersville Middle School, Queen Anne's County, MD
 
Michael McSheehan
Coordinator of Technical Assistance
SWIFT and Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire
 
Dr. Jessica Meisenheimer
Research Project Coordinator
SWIFT, University of Kansas
 
Mark Meisenheimer
Event Videographer
 
Dr. Dawn Miller
Coordinator for Technical Assistance
SWIFT, University of Kansas
 
Laura Miltenberger
LEA Facilitator - Oregon
SWIFT, University of Kansas
 
Melinda Mitchiner, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Technical Assistance
SWIFT, University of Kansas
 
Mary Morningstar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Special Education, University of Kansas
 
Tami Nakamura
Principal
Obsidian Middle School, Redmond, Oregon
 
Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D.
UDL Specialist
SWIFT
 
Kecia Nesmith
Assistant Principal
Gilpin Manor Elementary School, Cecil County, Maryland
 
Kathryn “Joey” Nichol, M.Ed.
Education Consultant, Bureau of Integrated Programs, School Improvement Grant (SIG) Coordinator, Title I
New Hampshire Department of Education
 
Alba Ortiz
Professor Emeritus
University of Texas
 
Naomi Peel
Inclusion Facilitator
Imagination Stage
 
Tony Petinga
Principal
Cecil Manor Elementary School, Cecil County Public Schools, Maryland
 
Mr. Brian Pickering
Principal
ConVal High School, New Hampshire
 
Sam Platt
Assistant Principal
Obsidian Middle School, Redmond School District, Oregon
 
Dr. Dan Pollitt
Research Project Coordinator
SWIFT, University of Kansas
 
Melissa Pratt
Title I Intervention Resource Teacher
Gilpin Manor Elementary School, Cecil County, Maryland
 
Angela Preston
Team-Initiated Problem Solving Project
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
 
Carol Quirk Ed.D.
Executive Director
Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education
 
Stacey Rankin
Teacher Specialist
Matapeake Elementary School, Queen Anne's County Public Schools, Maryland
 
Amanda P. Rice, M.Ed.
Transformational Principal
Waverly Elementary Middle School, Baltimore City Schools, Maryland
 
Superintendent Cedric Richardson
Superintendent
North Panola School District, Mississippi
 
Bobby L. Richardson, M.Ed.
Student Intervention Specialist
Office of Elementary Education and Reading, Mississippi Department of Education
 
Linda Rohrbaugh, Ed.D.
LEA Facilitator for Maryland
SWIFT, University of Kansas
 
Dr. Diane Ryndak, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Department
Specialized Education Services Department, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
 
Dr. Wayne Sailor
Director
SWIFT, University of Kansas
 
Melanie Salsbury
Research Project Specialist
SWIFT, University of Kansas
 
Dr. Allyson Satter
Research Project Coordinator
SWIFT, University of Kansas
 
Christina Schindler
Facilitator of Digital Teaching & Learning
Queen Anne's County Public Schools, Maryland
 
Linda Schoenbrodt, M.Ed.
Math Specialist
Division of Curriculum, Assessment, and Accountability, Maryland State Department of Education
 
Mary C. Schuh, Ph.D.
SWIFT Team Leader and Director of the National Center on Inclusive Education
University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability, New Hampshire
 
Jonathon Schultz
IEP Chair
Sudlersville Middle School, Queen Anne's County, MD
 
Linda Seeberg
Executive Director of Academic Programs
Redmond School District, Redmond, Oregon
 
Hayley Shirley
Counselor
Poplar Springs Elementary, Meridian Public Schools, Mississippi
 
Dr. Seena Skelton
Director
Great Lakes Equity Center
 
Ronda Smith
Elementary Principal
McKay Creek Elementary, Pendleton School District, Oregon
 
Julie Smith, Ed.D.
Special Programs Director
Pendleton School District, Oregon
 
Denise Sopa
Principal
North East Middle School, Cecil County Public Schools, Maryland
 
Paula Southard-Stevens
Principal
Charlestown Middle School and North Charlestown Community School, New Hampshire
 
Dr. Molly Stewart
Principal
West Side Elementary School, Allegany County Public Schools, Maryland
 
Megan Storey
Dean of Students
Obsidian Middle School, Redmond School District, Oregon
 
Mrs. Becky Stoughton
Principal
Sisters Elementary School, Oregon
 
Dr. Carolyn J. Teigland
Associate Superintendent for Education Services
Cecil County Public Schools, Maryland
 
Roxanne Thorn-Lumpkins
Baltimore Public Schools, Maryland
 
Aimee VanNice
Elementary Principal
Washington Elementary School, Pendleton School District, Oregon
 
Susan Walbert
Teacher Specialist
Sudlersville Middle School, Queen Anne's County, MD
 
Thomas Walls
Assistant Principal
Sudlersville Middle School, Queen Anne's County, MD
 
Jane Waterhouse, M.Ed.
Education Consultant, Bureau of Integrated Programs, Title I
New Hampshire Department of Education
 
Laurie Weathersby, M.Ed., CALT, LDT
Student Intervention Specialist
Office of Elementary Education and Reading, Mississippi Department of Education
 
David Williams
100 Collegiate
 
Chandra Williams, Ed.D.
SEA Facilitator, Mississippi
SWIFT, University of Kansas
 
Angela Winters
Principal
James C. Rosser Elementary School, Moorhead, MS
 
Christopher Young
Principal
Charlestown Primary School, New Hampshire