Join NCPMI leaders Lise Fox and Mary Louise Hemmeter for a discussion about what practices should be implemented to support children as they return to the classroom. The presenters will identify the priority social-emotional teaching practices for the preschool classroom, the use of Pyramid Model practices to support children entering kindergarten, and partnerships with families.
Date:May 20, 2021
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University of South Florida
Lise Fox, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, the PI and Co-Director of Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities), and a faculty member with the ECTA Center. Her research is focused on practical approaches to addressing issues related to the inclusion of young children with problem behavior in community settings, program-wide implementation of the Pyramid Model, and individualized positive behavior support.
Mary Louise Hemmeter
Mary Louise Hemmeter, PhD, is a professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on effective instruction, social emotional development and challenging behavior, and coaching teachers. She has been a PI or Co-PI on numerous projects funded by the US Departments of Education and Health and Human Services. Through her work on the National Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning and IES funded research projects, she was involved in the development of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Young Children and a model for coaching teachers to implement effective practices. She is currently the PI on an IES funded development project around program wide supports for implementing the Pyramid Model and a Co-PI on an IES efficacy study examining approaches to supporting teachers to implement embedded instruction. She was co-editor of the Journal of Early Intervention and President of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Early Childhood. She received the Mary McEvoy Service to the Field Award.