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Our Team

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Halley Eacker brings a unique combination of perspectives to MI, including special educator, researcher, and field work supervisor for pre-service teachers. Previously, she worked to provide technical assistance supporting the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. Halley has expertise in special education, multi-tiered systems of support, and supporting students’ behavioral and social-emotional health. Her research focuses on socio-cognitive approaches to literacy instruction for students with autism. Currently, Halley supports the New York State Center for School Safety and the Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center. Halley hopes her contributions will help shift school climate towards supporting all students in feeling safe to learn and grow.



K-20 Education

  • Special education in elementary, middle, and upper grade levels

  • Instructional strategies and supports in English Language Arts and Literacy

  • Evidence-based practices to support diverse learners

  • Implementation of multi-tiered system of support to meet academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs

  • Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports

  • Reducing suspension and expulsion

  • Data-based decision-making to improve practices and student outcomes

  • Professional development and technical assistance to support systems change


Research and Evaluation

  • Quantitative design and analysis

  • Research with low-incidence groups

  • Intervention research

  • Single-case methodology


  • M.S. (2013), Special Education & Literacy, State University of New York at Albany

  • B.A. (2011), Creative & Professional Writing, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

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