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Kathleen Christiansen, MA

Kathleen Christiansen, MA

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Biography

Kathy Christiansen joined Florida’s Positive Behavior Support Project in 2008 as a Technical Assistant Specialist.  She provides consultation, training and technical assistance to school districts throughout the state of Florida on positive behavior supports across all three tiers.  Prior to joining the project, Kathy served as a Behavior Research Specialist with the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce research project, a school-based model of individualized positive behavior support, funded through the Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education.  In addition, she was a consultant with the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at the University of South Florida, taught students with emotional disabilities and served as a district-level Behavior Specialist in northern Virginia, consulted with residential programs in California, Tennessee and Missouri, and was a therapeutic foster care provider for over five years.  Her professional interests include Tier 3 systems change, effective function-based assessments and individualized behavior support planning, fidelity of implementation, and teacher education.