Dia Jackson, PhD
Technical Assistance Provider
Dr. Dia Jackson is a technical assistance provider for the PROGRESS Center, with expertise in special education, MTSS, and culturally responsive teaching. In addition, she supports states and districts— including the Vermont Department of Education, Baltimore City Schools, and the Maryland School for the Blind— in implementing high-leverage practices in special education, directs state and district RTI/MTSS projects, and leads special education program evaluations. Dr. Jackson frequently publishes and presents nationally and internationally. Most notably, she is coauthor of the Council for Exceptional Children/CEEDAR Center's High-Leverage Practices in Special Education (2017) and High-Leverage Practices for Inclusive Classrooms (McLeskey et al., 2019), and serves on the NCLD’s Understood education practitioner advisory council. Prior to joining AIR, she taught special education for more than 9 years and graduate-level special education courses at universities in the Washington, D.C., area. Dr. Jackson earned her PhD in education in applied neuroscience in special education from The George Washington University.