KYABRI Team

Terry ScottPrincipal Investigator - Terry Scott
Professor and Distinguished University Scholar
Ph.D. University of Oregon (Emotional and Behavioral Disorders)
M.S. Portland State University (Emotional and Behavioral Disorders)
B.S. University of Oregon (Psychology)
Hometown: Bend, OR
Favorite Soup: New England Clam Chowder

Amy LingoCo-Principal Investigator - Amy Lingo
Interim Dean of the College of Education and Human Development
Ed.D. University of Kentucky (Learning and Behavioral Disorders)
M.S. University of Kentucky (Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling)
B.A. Transylvania University (Human Physiology/Health)
Hometown: Winchester, KY
Favorite Soup: Tomato

Christy BryceDirector - Christy Bryce
Ed.D. Vanderbilt University (Educational Leadership and Policy)
Ed.S. and Rank 1 Western Kentucky University (School Psychology)
B.S. Western Kentucky University (Special Education and Elementary Education)
Hometown: Bowling Green, KY
Favorite Soup: White bean chowder

Jessica BurtProject Coordinator - Jessica Burt
M.Ed. University of Louisville (Learning and Behavioral Disorders)
B.S. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (Elementary Education and Special Education -Mild to Moderate Disabilities)
Hometown: Brentwood, TN
Favorite Soup: Chili over cornbread

Content Area Experts

Gwen BerryIDEA - Gwen Berry
Ph.D. University of Kansas (Special Education)
M.S. Minot State University (Learning Disabilities)
B.S. University of Minnesota, Morris (Psychology)
Hometown: Eagle Bend, MN
Favorite Soup: Butternut Squash

Jon BurtProject Training Manager - Jon Burt
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Ph.D. University of Louisville (Curriculum and Instruction)
M.Ed. Vanderbilt University (Mild/Moderate Disabilities)
B.B.A. Belmont University (Business Management)
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Favorite Soup: Bone broth

Justin CooperPBIS/Behavior - Justin Cooper
Associate Professor of Learning and Behavioral Disorders
Ed.D. University of Kentucky
M.Ed. University of Southern Mississippi
B.S. Weber State University
Hometown: Sheridan, WY
Favorite Soup: Chicken Noodle

Samantha WalteTransition/Moderate & Severe Disabilities - Samantha Walte
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago
M.Ed. University of Illinois at Chicago (Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment)
B.S. Illinois State University (Special Education, Psychology)
Hometown: Bloomingdale, IL
Favorite Soup: Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil

Todd WhitneyLiteracy/Math - Todd Whitney
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Ph.D. University of Louisville (Curriculum and Instruction)
M.Ed. University of Louisville (Special Education)
B.A. University of Louisville (History)
Hometown: Shepherdsville, KY 
Favorite Soup: Broccoli Cheddar

State Liaisons

Patty WhitneyPatty Whitney
National Board Certified Teacher-Special Education
M.Ed. Rank 1 University of Louisville (Elementary Education and Special Education LBD)
B.S. Eastern Kentucky University (Physical Education)
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Favorite Soup: Chicken Tortilla Soup

Tara Beth HalliTara Beth Hall
Rank 1 Eastern Kentucky University (Director of Special Education)
M.Ed. Georgetown College (Special Education LBD)
B.S. Eastern Kentucky University (History/Secondary Education)
Hometown: Jackson, KY
Favorite soup: Lobster bisque

Staff

Shu-Chen TsaiEvaluation Analyst - Shu-Chen Tsai
Ph.D. Lehigh University (Special Education)
M.A. California State University (Special Education)
B.Ed. National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan (Special Education)
Hometown: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Favorite Soup: Any kind my mother makes

Marlene D. ParishSchool Assessment Coordinator - Marlene D. Parish
B.A. Bethany College of Missions (Cross Cultural Studies)
Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota
Persian Language Studies Certificate, Tajik State University Affiliate
Graduate Studies in Management, Regent University
Hometown: Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
Favorite Soup: Hot and Sour Soup

 

 

 

 

Kentucky ABRI Advisory Board

Gretta Hylton, Associate Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education

Christina Weeter, Division Director, Kentucky Department of Education

Dr. Vestena Robbins, Policy Advisor, KY Department for Behavioral Health

Dr. Ronnie Nolan, Director, KY Collaborative for State Agency Children

Latricia Bronger, Director, Greater Louisville Educational Cooperative

Dr. Kelly Davis, Special Education Director, Green River Educational Cooperative

Lori Dehart, Special Education Behavior Consultant, Kentucky Educational Development Cooperative

Greg Shultz, Superintendent, Oldham County Schools

Dr. Naomi Brahim, State Liaisons Director, Jefferson County Public Schools

Hadiya Massey, Fayette County Schools

Dr. Mackenzie Leachman, PBIS Coach, Fayette County Schools

Vickie Oldfield, Principal, Morgan County High School

Erika Bowles, Principal, Ballyshannon Middle School

Dwayne Roberts, Principal, Zachary Taylor Elementary School

Michelle Perkins, Principal, Portland Elementary School