Keynote Session
Leading Equity-Based MTSS to Support All Students 

Keynote Session 

Leading Equity-Based MTSS to Support All Students 

A multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) provides a data-driven framework for delivering equitable outcomes for each and every student. But many educators are struggling to design a system that serves the whole child and supports each student - while allocating their limited resources impactfully and scaling equitable practices system-wide.

Join Dr. Amy McCart and Dr. Dawn Miller, leading MTSS experts from the SWIFT Education Center, for our keynote that provides proven steps for approaching this work in your own school or district.

In this session, you will:

  • Unpack the concepts of MTSS and equity, and how they connect
  • Discover strategies for designing your own equity-based system using your current resources
  • Utilize SWIFT’s Equity Report Card tool to take back and evaluate your own system


Keynote Speakers

Amy McCart

Amy McCart, Ph.D. is an Associate Research Professor with Life Span Institute and Adjunct Faculty status with the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. She is the Co-Principal Investigator for the Equity Leadership in High Need Schools research grant, funded through the U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Dr. McCart is the Co-Director of SWIFT Education Center established in 2012 at the University of Kansas. SWIFT is a national pre-K-12 research and technical assistance center designed to improve outcomes for all students, with emphasis on students of color and those with the most extensive need for support. Dr. McCart leads an amazing team of technical assistance professionals in urban, rural and high need schools across the United States.  


Dawn Miller

Dawn Miller is the associate director of technical assistance for the SWIFT Education Center at the University of Kansas. Her early career focused on creating integrated planning for individual students that utilized evidence-based assessment and instructional practices. This evolved into a statewide implementation of a problem-solving process and, ultimately, to her work in her home state’s multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) and a large first-ring suburban district. These experiences have been capitalized on at SWIFT as part of state, regional, district, and school-based partnerships.