Hi, I'm Chris.
My applied work models trajectories for our most vulnerable student populations and builds, informs, and evaluates structures to systematically improve them through evidence-based practice. In this era of educational accountability, our lowest achieving students and the teachers who educate them are often left behind. Factors that place students at-risk for diminished psychosocial health, achievement, and economic outcomes are often complex and difficult to change. However, a standardized evaluation tool and targeted, evidence- based social-emotional learning training of educators working with these under-served student populations, including students with disabilities, English language learners, and youth involved in the juvenile justice systems has potential to optimize developmental trajectories.