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W. Alan Coulter, PhD.,

is the Director of Educational Innovations for the Human Development Center and LAS*PIC, and the Principal Lead for the TIERS Group. Previously, Alan was the Director of the National Center for Special Education Accountability Monitoring (NCSEAM), the Co-Director of the Data Accountability Center, projects funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs. Dr. Coulter has more than forty-four yearsexperience in education, served on the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education, and was a member of the National Monitoring Stakeholders Group. Alan has worked directly on accountability efforts in more than 30 states. Alan was the federal court-appointed Independent Expert in the Jamie S. Settlement Agreement (Wisconsin) and held similar positions in Mattie T. (Mississippi), Emma C. (California), P. J. (Connecticut), and Angel G. (Texas). Alan is the recipient of Child Advocacy Award from the National Association of School Psychologists, a past president of the National Association of School Psychologists, and past director of the school psychology division of the Texas Psychological Association. Alan has provided continuing professional development in more than 45 states and is currently licensed as a psychologist in Louisiana.


Jennifer L. Maynard, Ph.D.,

Jennifer L. Maynard, Ph.D., began her role as coordinator of LAS*PIC at the beginning of the 2013-14 training year. She completed her doctoral degree in School Psychology at the University of Memphis, where her research focused on validity of commonly used assessment instruments including standardized instruments and curriculum-based measurements. She completed her pre-doctoral internship through LAS*PIC in Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Following internship she began work with the TIERS group, providing training, consultation, and support services to schools, school districts, and state departments of education. Her work with the TIERS group is focused on academic and behavioral strategies and interventions and data-based decision making to improve student outcomes. In addition to her work with LAS*PIC and the TIERS group, Dr. Maynard is a member of the evaluation team for the Autism Spectrum Disorders Diagnostic clinic at the Human Development Center. She has made presentations at regional, state, and national levels.


Holly Paczak, Ed.S.

Holly Paczak, Ed.S. is the Coordinator of the TIERS Group and an experienced implementer and coach for data use and early intervening services. Holly manages the design and implementation of technological applications in training and data use for TIERS Group. She has developed school-wide classroom level and individual student level programs to improve results. She is experienced in evaluating the compliance of current practice with federal and state requirements. Holly Paczak completed her Specialist Degree in School Psychology at Mississippi State University and an internship with LAS*PIC in the Louisiana Recovery School District. She currently serves as a vital faculty member of the LAS*PIC program and coordinates the Media Rotation completed by interns each year. She has made presentations at the national, regional, and state levels.

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