Lori Lynass, Ed.D.
OWNER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dr. Lynass has 22 years of experience working to support student, families and schools. She has worked directly with over 1,000 schools, in over 100 districts and 3 state departments of education on their implementation of academic and behavioral systems of support. Dr. Lynass’ previous career have included being a special education teacher, a research scientist at the University of Washington and the executive director of the NorthWest PBIS Network.
Dr. Lynass has overseen and coordinated grants related to academic and behavioral systems and interventions in schools and also actively disseminates results through presentations and publications. Dr. Lynass has taught courses in Special Education as an adjunct professor for the University of Washington, Seattle University and Seattle Pacific University.
Bridget Walker, Ph.D.
“Dr. Walker has over 25 years of experience in the field of education and earned her Ph.D. at the University of Washington. She has extensive experience helping district and school teams develop and sustain systems and strategies to effectively support students with academic, social emotional and behavioral needs across all three tiers of support, including academic supports, social emotional learning, trauma informed and restorative practices. She also works with districts to help them evaluate and improve their programs for students with significant emotional and behavior disabilities.
Earlier in her career she served as a special education teacher, day treatment teacher, district behavior specialist, state PBIS project coordinator as well as a teacher educator in the areas of K-12 instruction and special education (at the University of Washington and Seattle University). Dr. Walker has managed a number of state and federal research and implementation grants. She frequently disseminates results in professional publications and presentations. In 2011, she was awarded the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Champion Award by the Northwest Positive Behavior Supports Network for her work in supporting districts and schools in the implementation of tiered systems of support. “
Director of Professional Development
Jean is a dynamic program manager and planner with experience in a variety of sectors including hospitality, education and healthcare. She has developed, coordinated and managed graduate level training programs, professional development programs and conferences. Jean services as the initial point of contact for all Sound Supports K12 attendees – managing registration, clock hours and communications. She holds an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Cher Anderton, MSW
MTSS, PBIS and Special Education Specialist
Cher works part-time as an MTSS Coach for Sound Supports. She is also a private practice therapist for females and their families specializing in trauma, parent coaching and adoption. Cher is actively involved in social services, outreach, welfare and advocacy for children and families in my community. Cher offers training and workshops on anxiety, managing stress, Trauma-Informed Practices and behavior support for schools. Cher has worked in K-12 schools in both the role of family advocate and school counselor.
Maggie Schulze, Ph.D.
MTSS, PBIS and Trauma-Informed Specialist
Maggie Schulze, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an educational consultant focused on building Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports systems at Tiers 1, 2, and 3. Dr. Schulze has worked in the field of education for 20 years in settings that include residential treatment facilities, inpatient psychiatry, and public schools, with a focus on preventing and managing challenging behavior for students with a range of needs. Dr. Schulze received her doctorate from the University of Washington where her research centered on Implementation Science as it relates to the use of evidence-based practices for students with and without disabilities. She also has served as a coach and instructor for pre-service special education teachers in teacher preparation program at the University of Washington. Dr. Schulze has experience with many districts and schools in creating and maintaining frameworks that allow for implementation of evidence-based practices for students at each tier, including program evaluations for students with the most intensive needs.
Bella Bikowsky, Ph.D.
Dr. Bikowsky is an Educational Staff Associate Professional School Counselor with a Ph.D. in Educational Counseling/Psychology. Bella has diverse experience in the education and mental health fields. Her early career began 15 years ago working with a young child diagnosed with Autism. Over the years, Bella has gained clinical experience working in long-term residential treatment centers as well as at Seattle Children’s Hospital in their inpatient psychiatric unit. Additionally, Bella has been a school counselor in the Seattle Public Schools as well as a Counselor and Behavior Specialist in the Edmonds School District.Bella’s areas of clinical focus are individual counseling with children and adolescents, parent consultation for behavior problems, and school consultation. Bella has worked extensively with children and adolescents with challenging backgrounds such as:
1) Depression; 2) Anxiety; 3) Eating Disorders; 4) Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; 5) Emotional and Behavioral Disorders; and 5) Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Lisa Hoyt, Ph.D.
Lisa has experience as a classroom special education teacher and administrator for students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities (EBD), Learning Disabilities and students with Autism. Receiving her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Washington, Dr. Hoyt has provided professional development and consultation both locally and nationally on proactive practices serving students with challenging behaviors. Formerly Lisa Hoyt was the Director of Renton Academy, a K-12 therapeutic public school for students with behavioral needs. As the founding director, she facilitated the development of evidenced based systems and structures to best serve students both academically and behaviorally. The school was recognized by the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) as a host site for their national conference in 2009. In 2011, Lisa Hoyt was honored as the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders with the Outstanding Professional Performance Award for her leadership at Renton Academy.
Carol Frodge, M.A.
Carol Frodge M.Ed., Educational Consultant, is a Leadership and Instructional Coach. Formerly with the Office of Student and School Success, OSPI. She coaches schools in developing systems for continuous school improvement including implementation and integration of Restorative Justice Practices and Universal Design for Learning. She has worked in schools for over 30 years as a teacher and school administrator.
Angela Brooks, Ed.D.
Dr. Angela Brooks, is leading the way in restorative school transformations. Throughout her 20+ years in education, she has had first-hand experience in being a direct change agent in restorative school transformations resulting in high achievement for all students. Her expertise is in social emotional learning, multi-tiered systems of support, and coaching district and school leaders to create and sustain positive school cultures.