Dr. Essie Sutton is an Applied Developmental Psychologist and the Director of Learning Science at Branching Minds. Her work brings together the fields of Child Development and Education Psychology to improve learning and development for all students. Dr. Sutton is responsible for studying the impacts of the Branching Minds on students’ academic, behavioral, and social-emotional outcomes. She also leverages MTSS research and best practices to develop and improve the Branching Minds platform.
Tricia McKale Skylesis a senior consultant with Randy’s Sprick’s Safe and Civil Schools and a co-author of Coaching Classroom Management. Tricia has been a classroom teacher and an instructional coach, previously working for Dr. Jim Knight and the Instructional Coaching Group. Tricia helps support educators with the implementation of a variety of resources including CHAMPS, Discipline in the Secondary Classroom, Early Stage Interventions, and Foundations, among other titles in the Safe & Civil Schools library. A middle school teacher at heart, she now resides in Rolla, MO, with her family, when she isn’t flying around the country in an aluminum tube.
About Safe and Civil Schools:
Safe and Safe & Civil Schools offers a series of materials and services that schools and districts can use to implement Positive Behavior Support solutions. Building on over 30 years of experience, Randy Sprick and associates refine decades of research on effective teaching methods into practical, easy-to-use principles and procedures.