Amanda March, PhD, NCSPProfessional Learning, Research, & Evaluation Unit Coordinator
Amanda L. March is the Professional Learning, Research, & Evaluation Unit Coordinator with the Florida Problem Solving/Response to Intervention (PS/RtI) Project. Dr. March supports the Project staff in the implementation of a data-informed, comprehensive, standards-based Professional Learning System that facilitates the use of MTSS to improve student outcomes. She also assists the Project staff and stakeholders with developing and employing a systems coaching model for providing integrated Project services to facilitate the scale-up of MTSS efforts in Florida school districts to achieve educator and student goals. She supports Project staff and stakeholders with researching, designing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based professional learning strategies and related tools to build capacity for MTSS at every level of the educational organization.
Dr. March received her PhD in School Psychology from the University of South Florida, specializing in organizational- and systems-change consultation, program evaluation, professional learning and coaching, and multi-tiered systems of service delivery in schools. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and received her SSP from Illinois State University. She began her career in education as a building-based school psychologist with the Greater Lafayette Area Special Services (GLASS) in Lafayette, Indiana. Dr. March has also worked as an RtI facilitator and coach, PS/RtI project coordinator, and professional development trainer within the public schools. Her research and professional interests include systems-change and program evaluation practices in schools, integrated multi-tiered systems of service delivery, team-based problem solving, and best practices in educator professional development and systems coaching. Dr. March is the author of several journal articles, a book chapter, and is an active presenter at both local and national/international conferences focusing on organizational and educator capacity to improve student outcomes.