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.
Mrs. Reed serves as the project coordinator for the PROGRESS Center, where she oversees the budget and billing for the center, completes monthly reports, and coordinates meetings for internal staff and senior advisors. In addition to her work with the PROGRESS Center, Mrs.
Amy Colpo serves as a knowledge development specialist for the PROGRESS Center, where she supports policy scans, focus groups, site visits, and literature reviews. In addition, Ms.
Dr. Zachary Weingarten is the evaluation coordinator for the PROGRESS Center. In addition to this role, Dr. Weingarten also conducts evaluation of technical assistance projects for the National Center on Intensive Intervention and the Delaware Early Literacy Initiative. Across projects, he focuses on using evaluation data to inform the continuous improvement of technical assistance and project performance. In addition, Dr.
Dr. Teri Marx is the intensive technical assistance lead for the PROGRESS Center. Dr. Marx provides intensive technical assistance and professional development to states, districts, and schools through her work with the National Center on Intensive Intervention, the Rhode Island Intensive Math Intervention Project, and the Utah State Personnel Development Grant. Across projects, Dr.
Dr. Sarah Arden serves as the knowledge development lead for the PROGRESS Center. In this role, she oversees policy scans, literature reviews, focus groups, and site visits to generate best practices and challenges faced by stakeholders implementing high-quality educational programming. Dr.
Amy Peterson is the universal technical assistance lead for the PROGRESS Center. In this role, she oversees the development and dissemination of all freely available professional learning activities and resources for the center, including the website: promotingprogress.org.
Dr. Rebecca Zumeta Edmonds is the principal investigator for the PROGRESS Center. In addition to her role with the PROGRESS Center, she serves as co-director of the National Center on Intensive Intervention, and recently led an Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) development grant. Prior to joining AIR, Dr.
Dr. Tessie Rose Bailey is the PROGRESS Center project director. In addition to this role, she serves as a national expert in special education, transition, and MTSS/RTI for states and districts through the National Center on Intensive Intervention and the National Center for Systemic Improvement as well as several state contracts. Prior to her current work, she served as a university faculty member, education consultant, and classroom special education teacher. Dr.