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Mollie McCullough Headley, PhD, NCSP

Postdoctoral Fellow


Mollie McCullough Headley is a Postdoctoral Fellow within the Florida Problem Solving/Response to Intervention (PS/RtI) Project. She is a recent graduate of the School Psychology program within the University of South Florida and focused her graduate work on the promotion of healthy classroom learning environments through consultation and professional development. Dr. Headley obtained her National Certification as a School Psychologist (NCSP) and served as a school psychologist within Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk County schools. She also worked as an elementary school teacher within Polk County for three years. In addition to her graduate work at USF, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and minor in Psychology from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida.

Dr. Headley currently supports initiatives within the Professional Learning, Research, and Evaluation unit of the PS/RtI Project including building the capacity of project staff and key stakeholders in the design, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based professional learning strategies to support MTSS implementation. Her research and professional interests include educator professional development and systems coaching within an integrated multi-tiered systems of service delivery, in addition to sustaining positive school climate through universal supports and practices including the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), social-emotional learning curriculum, and positive psychology interventions for both students and teachers. Her interests also include the implementation and evaluation of an Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) in order to blend the best practices of PBIS and mental health systems to improve student outcomes.


 
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