Madi Phillips is an associate professor of School Psychology at National Louis University. She teaches courses in educational assessment and measurement, curriculum and instruction, evidence-based academic interventions, classroom management, practicum, and internship. Prior to joining NLU in 2009, Dr. Phillips was a school psychologist and professional developer. Currently, she provides technical assistance to school districts on implementing data-based decision making in a Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) using evidence-based academic and behavioral programming as part of the IL-MTSS Network Grant. Dr. Phillips also works with the IHE MTSS Network grant, CEEDAR Center, and Chicago Public Schools Principal Coaching grants. Finally, she conducts action research with the goal to improve general and special education teacher preparation using a practice-based learning approach, Adaptive Cycles of Teaching (ACT).