KYABRI Team

Directors

Terry ScottCo-Director - 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-Director - 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

Content Area Experts

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

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

Kera AckermanLiteracy/Math - Kera Ackerman
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Ph.D. University of Kentucky (Special Education) 
M.S. University of Akron (Special Education)
B.S. University of Akron (Emotional and Behavioral Disorders)
Hometown: Dover, OH
Favorite Soup: Potato

Gwen BerryIDEA - Gwen Berry
SPDG Liaison
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

MTSS Consultants

Susan RobertsonSusan Robertson
Rank 1
M.Ed. University of Kentucky (Instructional Leadership)
B.S. University of Kentucky (Elementary Education)
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Favorite Soup: Homemade vegetable soup

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

Meghan MartinMeghan Martin
Nationally Certified School Counselor
Rank 1 Eastern Kentucky University (School Counseling)
M.Ed. Eastern Kentucky University (Educational Psychology and School Counseling)
M.Ed. Eastern Kentucky University (Gifted and Talented Education)
B.S. Eastern Kentucky University (Elementary Education)
Hometown: Richmond, KY
Favorite Soup: Chicken Noodle

Dianne ClareDianne Clare
M. Ed Rank 1 University of Louisville (Elementary Education and Special Education)
B.S. Eastern Kentucky University (Speech Pathology and Audiology)
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Favorite Soup: Vegetable

Christy BryceChristy 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

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

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

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

Angela DennisObservations Lead - Angela Dennis
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Favorite Soup: Chicken tortilla

 

 

 

 

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, MTSS 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