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Thursday, July 27 • 8:30am - 10:30am
Leadership Development in MTSS - Shifting from Reacting to Creating

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Participants will take stock of their own strengths and learning opportunities to lead change, using the MTSS framework as the context for inquiry.

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Linda Beitz

Pre-Engagement Coordinator, SWIFT Education Center
Linda has worked with the SWIFT Education Center since its inception in 2012. She currently serves on the Center’s State Education Agency and Capacity Team and as a Pre-Engagement Coordinator for potential partners. Linda’s professional experience crosses multiple sectors, in... Read More →
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Andrea Mayfield

Independent Education Consultant, The ABC’s of Education Consulting, LLC
Dr. Andrea Mayfield has over 25 years in education. She received her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Alcorn State University (1992). She obtained her Master degree in Special education (1997) and Doctorate degree in Elementary Education (2003) from The University of Mississippi. She received her endorsement in Administration and Supervision from the University of Memphis in 2009 and a certificate in Leadership in Literacy and Coaching in 2015. She taught elementary students with disabilities in self-contained, resource and inclusion settings for twelve years. She has taught undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees and licensure in special and general education at the University of Memphis and Cambridge College for nine years. Dr. Mayfield has presented at numerous conferences, school districts and observed hundreds of teachers across the states of Tennessee and Mississippi. She worked nine years as the West Tennessee Regional Special Education Consultant for the Tennessee Department of Education where she provided technical assistance in the form of professional development, teacher observation, monitored state funded grants, investigated parental complaints of IEP violations, and worked collaborated with special education directors on instructional and federal budget project applications. She worked four years as an Educator in Residence (EIR) for the Office of Elementary Education and Reading at the Mississippi Department of Education. She works intensively with 16 schools in Mississippi in implementing the SWIFT Framework. She is a teacher at heart providing support for schools in strengthening administrative support, multi-tiered systems of support, teacher leadership, PLCs and school leadership team functions. She recently did a podcast on SWIFT in Mississippi that can be found on the SWIFT website at... Read More →
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Bacardi Mayfield-Harris

Regional LEA Facilitator Director, SWIFT Education Center
Dr. Bacardi Mayfield-Harris is an educational expert consultant and trainer. She serves as Regional LEA Facilitator Director for School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Center at the University of Kansas. SWIFT is a national education center that provides acad... Read More →
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Jessica Meisenheimer

Research Project Manager, SWIFT Education Center
Jessica Meisenheimer, Ph.D. has worn many hats in her years as an educator.  She taught  first grade students to graduate students, worked in urban to suburban settings, and instructed as a general and special educator.  Jessica’s current work as a Research Project Manager for Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Education Center applies her knowledge and experience for the benefit of diverse students across the U.S... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 8:30am - 10:30am
Catalina Ballroom II