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.