Areas of Interest
- Use of curriculum based measurement to inform instructional decision-making for students with and at-risk for high incidence disabilities.
- Relationship between instructional quality in reading and math and student referral to, as well as retention in, special education programs.
- Production and interpretation of practically applicable intervetion research for students in general and high incidence special education settings.
- Preparation of current and pre-service teachers to implement and interpret research-based interventions and assessments in the classroom.
- Policy implications of intervention research, particularly with regard to teacher preparation and student service delivery.
- Curriculum-Based Measurement
- Research-Based Intervention
- Formative Assessment
- Special Education Referral and Retention
- Teacher Preparation
- Research-Practitioner Divide
- Special Education Policy
Current Research Topic/Field-Based Project
Project coordinator of a pilot study of a class-wide math word problem solving intervention for second graders.
- Elementary resource teacher, Highland Terrace School, Shoreline, WA (2004-2006)
- Classroom teacher, Morningside Academy, Seattle, WA (2003-2004)
- Project manager for Youth Business Week, a workforce development program run through the Sonoma Economic development Board, Sonoma, CA (2001-2002)
- M.Ed. (2004): High Incidence Special Education, University of Washington
- B.A. (2001): Majors in Psychology and Politics, Whitman College