Education not just about lighting a spark for learning, but impacting outcomes. My mission is to bridge the research to practice gap with authentic, practical and relevant strategies that simply work.

As a co-founder of KOI Education and an education influencer who champions evidence-based systems, my passion is to enable more educators to positively impact school culture and the lives of their students. I believe all students can succeed when adults have the right knowledge, experience and resources. My experiences includes being a certified special educator and classroom teacher, university professor, global conference presenter, and board member of several education associations.

I love learning and have earned degrees from three universities in two countries. My Ph.D. is from Arizona State University, where I continues to teach and inspire educators pursuing graduate degrees.


400+ professional development workshops and presentations impacting 1000’s of educators.
100+ peer-reviewed sessions at educational conferences in the US and across the globe.


  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

  • Trauma Informed Practices

  • District and School Systems Change Process

  • Classroom and Behavior Management Strategies

  • Research and Evidence-Based Practices

  • Data-Based Decision Making

  • Special Education – Emotional/Behavior Disorders

  • Bully and Violence Prevention

  • Mobile Technology in Education

  • Collaborative Technologies

University Courses

  • Orientation to Education of Exceptional Children

  • School-wide positive behavior interventions and supports.

  • Classroom and Behavior Management

  • Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education

  • Introduction to Research in Education

  • Special Education Law for Administrators