Cheryl Patterson-Menckowski, M.Ed. leads four school/district improvement projects in Illinois. These projects are a varied combination of leadership coaching, instructional coaching, leadership team development, MTSS team development and coaching, EWIMS implementation, data collection, progress monitoring and professional development. Cheryl has also worked on numerous state education evaluation projects as a Teachstone CLASS™ Observer. She is certified as a PreK-3, Upper Elementary and Secondary CLASS™ Observer. Cheryl was a lead for content and facilitation of an MTSS Network Learning Community successfully conducted in the Spring of 2021 for school districts across Illinois. Additionally, Cheryl is currently supporting three projects in Michigan, Georgia and Texas in MTSS development, implementation and technical assistance at both the Elementary and Secondary levels, including addressing significant disproportionality in Special Education. Prior to joining AIR, she was a building principal for a Pre-K – 8th grade Elementary School in Illinois.