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BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYST | SPECIAL EDUCATOR | RESEARCHER | SCHOOL-BASED BEHAVIOR CONSULTANT

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Amanda is an experienced special education teacher turned behavior analyst and researcher, with expertise in using training and coaching to build the capacity of school-based professionals to assess and intervene with challenging behavior at the school-wide, class-wide, and individualized level. Borrowing from the fields of implementation science and organizational behavior management, her research investigates factors that will improve the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based practices to support children with or likely to be identified with disabilities in public school settings.

About
EDUCATION

EDUCATION

2020- Present

Ph.D. Candidate

Special Education

Purdue University | West Lafayette, IN

Major Advisor: Rose Mason, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Anticipated Graduation: Summer, 2024

2019

Florida Institute of Technology | Online

Graduate Certificate,

Applied Behavior Analysis

2010-2011

The University of Texas at Austin | Austin, TX

M.Ed.

Early Childhood Special Education

2005-2010

B.S.

Human Development & Family Sciences

Oklahoma State University | Stillwater, OK

Credentials

CREDENTIALS

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

License #1-20-44134

2020-Present

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Experience

PROFESSIONAL Experience

2020-Present

Graduate Student Researcher

Autism and Behavior Intervention Lab

Purdue University | West Lafayette, IN

2017-2020

Coordinator

Specialized Behavioral Support + Strategy

Office of Diverse Learner Supports + Services

Chicago Public Schools | Chicago, IL

2016-2017

Special Education Teacher

5th-8th, Extensive Support Needs

Chicago Public Schools | Chicago, IL

2014-2016

Special Education Teacher

K-5th, Extensive Support Needs

Pflugerville ISD | Pflugerville, TX

2012-2013

Early Intervention Specialist

In-home Parent Support

Easterseals Central Texas

Austin, TX

2011-2012

Lead Teacher

Preschool

Circle C Child Development Center

Austin, TX

Internships & Practica

Internships & Practica

2021-2022

OSEP CO-LEAD Internship

Behavior Consultant, School-wide

Tippecanoe School Corporation

West Lafayette, IN

2010-2011

Practicum

Assistant Teacher, Pre-K, Special Education

Capitol School of Austin

Austin, TX

2010

Student Teacher

1st Grade, General Education

Perry Elementary

Perry, OK

2009

Student Teacher

Kindergarten, General Education

Sangre Ridge Elementary

Stillwater, OK

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