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Melinda Mitchiner

SWIFT Education Center
Director Mitchiner's current work with SWIFT Education Center includes being a member of the Center’s Executive Team and Research Programs Director with emphasis on supporting state education agencies (SEAs). In this role, she provides technical assistance to State Leadership and Implementation Teams and oversees the dissemination of SWIFT Center resources and products across multiple audiences. She manages SWIFT Center human resources and finances, including negotiating and monitoring sub-awards, assuring fiscal accountability, and maintaining compliance with sponsored project guidelines. She also oversees project implementation, technical assistance, and training. She recently co-authored the SWIFT SEA Blueprint for Equity-Based Inclusive Reform, an overview of TA practices and collaborative learning structures to support SEAs in whole system implementation of the MTSS framework. Prior to her SWIFT leadership, she was a consultant for PBIS in Kansas, Missouri, and Colorado; PBIS State Coordinator for Oklahoma; and a special educator who worked with schools and communities to support students with emotional/behavioral challenges.

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