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 in Elementary Education. She has been in education for over 20 years and has worked in Georgia, Alabama, Minnesota and Indiana. Dianne has been a classroom teacher, writing coach, building level administrator, and most recently an Outreach Coordinator for the Indiana Department of Education. Throughout her career, Dianne has had the privilege of serving students from extremely diverse backgrounds. She has experience with STEM, Gifted Education, Title I, and EL. Dianne has written and received many grants to fund various school initiatives. She has done extensive work with schools and districts on School Turnaround, PBIS, Curriculum Mapping, Strategic Planning, Leadership Mentoring, Instructional Coaching, and much more. 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.
With a B.S.Ed. from Indiana University, Tiffany is joining the INcompassing Education team. For the past 10 years, Tiffany has worked in many different roles with Richmond Community Schools in Indiana. She first served as a Kindergarten, fifth grade, and sixth grade teacher. She also served as an Interventionist while being responsible for Response to Intervention, RtI, in her building. Tiffany then served as the Math Instructional Coach of an Intermediate School for grades 5-8. She was responsible for implementing and monitoring the RtI framework into grades 5-8. She then later became the single Instructional Coach for her building.
Tiffany is formally trained in RtI through the state of Indiana, the Literacy Collaborative Framework of best practices, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support, the 8-Step Process and has worked with School Turnaround with an Outreach Coordinator through the Indiana Department of Education. She is eager to provide support to those shaping the future of tomorrow.
Tiffany will be providing on-site PD and Coaching for RtI.
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.