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For State Leaders, By State Leaders: Meaningful Data Use for State Leadership Teams: Guidance for Cultivating Growth of the Data and Evaluation Essential Structure

Many state leaders use the evidence-based Pyramid Model framework as an approach to build social and emotional competence in early care and education programs. Wisdom gleaned by state leaders to systematically implement, scale up and sustain their Pyramid Model efforts are being highlighted in this webinar series. Each webinar includes lessons learned and resources related to specific aspects of statewide implementation. We welcome champions of this work to join, share, and learn with us.


Mar 8, 2022


3:00 PM


56 min

Certificate Info

Certificate of Attendance

A downloadable certificate is available for both live and recorded webinars. To receive the certificate, you must fill out the evaluation survey.

How to access the survey:

Live participants: You will receive an email after the webinar with the link to the survey. Recording viewers: The URL link for the survey will be displayed at the end of the webinar. You will need to type that URL into your internet browser to access the survey and certificate. Note: Type the URL exactly as you see it. URL is CASE SENSITIVE. Once you submit the survey, the certificate will appear. You can then save and/or print your certificate.

Guest Presenter(s)

Angela Van Polen

University of Denver

Angie Van Polen is a LEAP Project Manager at the Positive Early Learning Experiences (PELE) Center at the University of Denver. She provides consultation and technical assistance to LEAP Model and Pyramid Model implementation sites. Angie has 20 years of experience in the field of education. Much of her work has been focused on improving systemic scale up and sustainability while engaging multidisciplinary teams to improve agreed upon outcomes. Her experiences provide her with a strong understanding of inclusive practices at a classroom level, as well as, at a state-wide systems level to inform implementation practices, scale-up and sustainability.

Alissa Rausch

University of Denver

Alissa Rausch, EdD is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Positive Early Learning Experiences (PELE) Center at the University of Denver. She has worked as clinical faculty in the early childhood and early childhood special education licensure program at CU Denver. Her work in higher education blossomed from 15 years of practice as an early childhood educator working in inclusive preschool classrooms serving young children and their families. Alissa also had the privilege of serving children from diverse backgrounds and their families in their homes and in community settings. Her current work centers on supporting preservice and in-service practitioners to build their capacity to act as agents of social change and implement quality inclusive practices for young children in the field of early childhood education.

Julie Dean

Washington State Early Childhood Special Education Inclusion Specialist

Julie Dean is the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Inclusion Specialist in Washington state, supporting the PreK Inclusion Champions Initiatives which include the Washington Pyramid Model (WAPM) coaching, training, and data coordinator network. Julie is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with extensive experience supporting students with disabilities, families, and educators with inclusive learning opportunities, MTSS implementation, and systems-level coaching.

Ryan Guzman

Washington State Early Childhood Special Education-619 Coordinator

Ryan Guzman, M.Ed., is the Washington state Early Childhood Special Education-619 Coordinator. With over 19 years of experience, Ryan has assumed many roles in the field of early childhood special education, including Developmental Preschool Teacher, Part C, IDEA, Early Intervention Case Manager, PreK-1 Intervention Specialist, and later Regional Administrator of Early Childhood and Special Education with Educational Service District 113. Ms. Guzman is currently coordinating the implementation of several ECSE Initiatives, including WA Pyramid Model, LEAP Replication, and the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Implementation, in partnership with NCMPI, ECTA, NCSI, IDC, The PELE Center, and wide network of statewide early learning partners. She is also leading the Preschool Inclusion Champions Network, which has aligned early childhood and K-12 inclusionary practices and MTSS implementation across Washington state to increase access to high quality learning experience for all children regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, ability or zip code.

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