SIS supports 21st century math instruction and works to create systemic change in K-12 schools through a unique combination of customized, hands-on professional development and job-embedded coaching for administrators and teachers alike. Guiding teachers to understand how to deconstruct students skills across all academic arenas is vital to promoting systematic interventions, formative assessment and quality instruction. We are passionate about early learning success, data driven instruction and response to intervention for the 21 century learner. Our workshops reflect that passion as we strive to not just explain the theory behind the practice, but provide practical information that is ready for teachers to use to support their students as they go into their classrooms the next day.
Founder/CEO of Strategic Intervention Solutions
Shannon is the founder of Strategic Intervention Solutions and an international educational consultant & author. She has over 15 years of teaching experience and is well known for her practical information and enthusiastic style! Shannon works with hundreds of teacher each year within her “Making the Shift: Math Initiative & Coaching Series,” which embeds numeracy concepts within 21 century teaching and reasoning in mathematics. She is the creator of the My Counting Buddy math manipulative, Deck o’ Dots and the author of several other classroom resources, including Math Strategy Games: Incorporating CCSS 8 Math Practices.
Strategic Intervention Solutions Consultants and Coaches
Laura Dzieciolowski, Office Manager Laura joined our team in 2017 as the Office Manager/Administrative Assistant. She graduated from University of Michigan in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and has 18 years of office manager experience. and her role at SIS is to execute the data-entry work associated with managing professional development projects, product sales fulfillment, and operations of scheduling, invoicing and administrative assistant services. She enjoys being a part of this educational team.
Patricia C. Baltzley, MS/HS Math Coach
Patricia (Pat) Baltzley is the former director of the Office of Mathematics PreK-12 in Baltimore County Public Schools. Pat’s career has spanned over 40 years in education from teaching high school mathematics in Maryland, to mathematics program development at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland to curriculum and instruction supervision in Baltimore County. Pat worked as part of the mathematics leadership team in Montana’s Office of Public Instruction during 2012-2013 and worked as a Montana Common Core Standards liaison during 2013-2016. She is currently part of the Montana ASPIRE in Math and STREAM professional learning programs. Pat is a school board trustee for the Gardiner Public School district, where she currently resides.
Robyn Davis has a B.A. in Early Childhood from the University of Michigan and a M.S. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. She has almost 14 years of education experience, including several years at a Montessori school in the classroom and as a childcare coordinator. She has worked for the past 10 years as a K-3 interventionist, and taught kindergarten and first grade. She has been a proven leader as the School Improvement Chairperson and Data Team Leader at the K-1 level. She is very passionate about her work and is excited to make a difference in education!
Jana Hazecamp, Math Educational Consultant & Coach
Jana has spent more than 30 years being a teacher in various classroom settings – first thru fourth grade self contained classrooms, first-third grade multiage, and K-5 math and reading intervention. Jana is passionate about teaching math for understanding by using manipulatives and drawings (Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract). She is also an advocate for integrating reading strategies into the math classroom in order to develop mathematical thinkers. She has been presenting at the local, state, and national levels for more than 20 years and is the author of Why Before How: Singapore Math Computation Strategies.
Kathleen Whitney has a B.S. from Central Michigan University, and a Masters degree from U of M in elementary education, concentration in early childhood. During her twenty years at Redford Union School District, Kathleen taught 1st- 6th grade and served for three years as the building interventionist. She is a trained Reading Recovery teacher and Literacy Specialist and has extensive training in early numeracy and elementary math. Kathleen loves the power of the job-embedded coaching model of professional development for teachers and their students.