Before joining the faculty of the Department of Special Education at EMU, I served for almost 15 years in public schools as a school psychologist, educational trainer, and consultant. Throughout my school-based career, I worked directly with K–12 students certified with a wide variety of disabilities, both pre- and post-referral. My first eight years were spent in southwestern Ohio, where I was immersed in the Response-to-Intervention (RTI) model of service delivery. During my time in Michigan, I continued to assess and intervene with at-risk students but also presented county-wide and school-based workshops as well as consulted with multiple school districts in the areas of collaborative teaming and problem solving, scientifically-based academic and behavioral interventions, curriculum-based assessment, IEP goal writing, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. I came to EMU in 2008 to educate future special education teachers with the hope of making a difference in students' lives on a larger scale.