Dianne holds an Ed.S from St. Thomas University in K-12 Educational Leadership. She also holds a B.S.Ed. from the University of Georgia and an M.Ed. from Georgia State University. She has been in education for over 20 years in four states. Dianne has been a classroom teacher, writing coach, building level administrator, Outreach Coordinator for the Indiana Department of Education, and now owner of INcompassing Education.
As a consultant, Dianne works with educational leaders in the areas of school turnaround, curriculum, assessments, PBIS, strategic planning, instructional coaching, and school and district leadership. Dianne has been providing professional development to educators for the past 18 years. She is proud to serve Indiana educators as they strive for excellence.
Tiffany Creager is here to support all of your social/emotional training needs. Tiffany has a passion for trauma sensitive practices and healing centered engagement. This passion has driven her practice and enabled her to partner with educators and mental health providers across the state of Indiana to begin to shift the approaches utilized in school and community settings.
Tiffany earned her MSW from Indiana University and is a licensed school social worker. She has collaborated with teachers, board members, and parents to create environments in which students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally no matter the family’s financial circumstance. She has worked to develop scholarship programs, sliding scale fees for attendees, and the integration of individualized and small group social emotional interventions.
Tiffany has served as a School Social Worker and has partnered with administrators, teachers, and parents to integrate trauma sensitive practices school-wide. In its inaugural school year, this initiative saw office referrals for aggressive behavior decrease by 83% from the first nine weeks to the third.
Most recently, Tiffany worked as the Director of School-Based Services for a Community Mental Health Center. In this role, Tiffany collaborated with over twenty schools to integrate mental health services and provide supportive training for mental health providers and educators. Additionally, she provided clinical therapeutic services to youth, adults, and families.
Dr. Heather Baker
Dr. Heather Baker has over 20 years of experience in k-12 education and is currently serving college students as the Vice Chancellor for Student Success at Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus. She received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Indiana University. Through her work at the Indiana Department of Education as an Elementary Math Specialist and ultimately the Director of Outreach, She was able to support schools across Indiana to assist with the implementation of the Indiana Academic Standards, the development of curriculum maps, preparation for State assessments, and improvement of school and system leadership and strategic planning. She received certification in brain-based teaching through Eric Jensen and ensures all professional development is “brain-based friendly.” She is a proud wife, mother of three daughters, “Gram” of two unruly, but cute grandsons and two adorable shiatzu’s.
Amanda earned a BSED in Elementary Education from Indiana University. For 15 years, Amanda has been an educator in urban settings. As a new teacher, she taught 5th grade in Rock Hill, South Carolina. When Amanda made her way back to Indiana, she began her career in Indianapolis Public Schools. She taught 5th, 4th, 2nd and Over/Under (over aged students who were underachieving) in two schools. During that time, Amanda obtained a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration, and in Applied Behavioral Analysis with a focus on autism. Amanda holds a Building Level Administrator license.
After leaving the classroom, Amanda became the Building Options Coordinator for Indianapolis Public Schools, where she developed academic and behavioral plans for individual schools, helping them to have higher achievement and allowing students to stay in the school building, in lieu of suspension or expulsion. She was also responsible for data collection and analysis and reporting for the district for the Alternative Education Department. In this role, Amanda also oversaw the elementary alternative school, providing them with data driven procedures and strategies to implement for students to return to their boundary schools and be successful.
Amanda, then, became the middle and high alternative school interim principal. She was successful in implementing strategies for academic growth and development, as well as, behavior modification and management. In her last position, Amanda was the Assistant Principal in a charter school in Indianapolis.
Amanda is greatly looking forward to beginning this new journey with the amazing educators in Indiana!
Amanda will be providing professional development for Alternative Education and Classroom Management.
Rachel Davidson is an education consultant working with various school corporations and projects to ensure systems and supports are in place to maximize opportunities and achievement for all students.
Rachel played a large role in providing support and technical assistance services to school corporations across the state to revitalize school counseling efforts. She worked at the Indiana Department of Education in the Office of English Learning and Migrant Education as the English Learning and Migrant Education Coordinator, overseeing state and federal grants.
She holds her undergraduate degree from University of Georgia, her Masters from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her administrative license from IWU. Prior to her time at the Indiana Department of Education, Rachel worked as an EL teacher in schools in Indiana, Tennessee and North Carolina. Due to her time spent living in Mexico, Rachel is fluent in Spanish and enjoys using her skills to help students, families and educators.