Angel Jannasch-Pennell, Ph.D.
CEO, President, Research Director
Dr. Pennell is a leader who connects people and projects with meaningful results that impact the future for children and youth. Her broad experience in education come from working directly to improve the lives of students with emotional and behavioral disorders to writing and directing multimillion dollar national and international research projects for universities, departments of education, and local schools.
Daniel Gulchak, Ph.D.
VP Education & Research
Dr. Gulchak’s passion is sharing the good news about bad behavior to build the capacity of educators to empower students to succeed. He specializes in school-wide systems change including Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, classroom and behavior management strategies, and leveraging technology to improve student behavior and academic achievement.
Yadira Flores, Ph.D.
VP Education & Professional Development
Dr. Flores leverages her knowledge and experience in schools to share culturally responsive education and behavior practices to help students prosper. As a school psychologist she is an expert in psychological evaluations, bilingual assessments, and evidence-based learning strategies that impact teacher effectiveness and student’s health and well-being.
Abby Twyman, BCBA
Associate, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Abby is enthusiastic about working with school teams and always emphasizes the positive impact effective collaboration can have on the lives of students. She helps teachers maximize student success by conducting functional behavioral assessments (FBA’s), making recommendations, writing behavior intervention plans (BIP’s), training staff, monitoring progress and implementation fidelity, and following up to ensure intervention strategies are maximized.
Sharon Tubick, M.S.
Associate, PBIS Trainer and Coach
Sharon is a compassionate educator and coach. She empowers teams and teachers to use best practices in the classroom to support student success and achievement. Sharon will listen, analyze needs, and offer data-based strategies that propel schools forward in their journey toward excellence.
Irma Sandercock, M.A.
Associate, SWIS/PBIS Facilitator and Curriculum Specialist
Irma Sandercock is a master teacher and professional development specialist in elementary and special education classrooms serving low-income and ELL student populations. She was a leader of the professional development team for the statewide AZ IDEAL teacher portal since its inception in 2005. She is a certified SWIS facilitator, assisting Arizona schools and districts in implementing the School Wide Information System designed to assist school personnel to use office referral data to design school-wide and individual student interventions.
Jill McCollum, M.A.
Associate, Developmental Specialist and Trainer
Jill McCollum is a developmental specialist who has been in private practice in Arizona for the last 16 years, as well as, a former teacher who taught within both general education and special education settings for over a decade. Jill is the developer of the Persistence Protocol, a systematic and research validated, data driven program designed to shape persistence in students with an array of disabilities and to diminish aversion for, and even shape a preference for difficult tasks or tasks requiring persistence. She is a member of the Arizona WINs Leadership team, and was the recipient of the TASH Legacy Award in 2011.
Executive Office Manager
Corina has worked in the educational community for years. First as an educator and then specializing in office management, school communication and community organizing. She believes passionately in the potential of all students especially those from diverse backgrounds. Her interests include increasing the cultural capacity of Indigenous Peoples.
Tina Barrandey, B.S.
Partnership Program Manager
Tina has worked in the educational technology arena for over 20 years, specializing in program management, technology buying and event planning. Her experience includes sales, customer service, technology expertise, marketing and community outreach.
Tina has also served as the conference manager for Arizona’s largest educational technology event for the past 8 years. Each year, the event hosted 1200 attendees, 140 presenters and over 50 technology companies as well as nationally acclaimed keynote speakers and trainers.