Ann Penicook received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Eastern Illinois University. Prior to her current position as a Network Capacity Coach for the IL MTSS Network in the Central Region of the state, Ann fulfilled many roles in the school setting including classroom teacher, building administrator, district curriculum coordinator, and district PBIS external coach. Her in-district experience includes working with teams to create improvement plans (district and school); installing universal academic and behavioral screening; implementing district-wide curriculum alignment; training school/district personnel on the core features of PBIS and an MTSS framework. As a Technical Assistance Coordinator for the IL PBIS Network, Ann presented at regional and state-level conferences; developed training materials for district and school personnel; and coached districts/schools in PBIS installation.
Ann maintains her elementary education and general administrative PEL license. She is also a Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) principal and teacher evaluator; a certified School-wide Information Systems (SWIS, SWIS-CICO) facilitator; a Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) certified trainer; a Youth Mental Health First Aider; and trained in Instructional Practices Inventory (IPI).