Dia Jackson, Ed.D., provides leadership on technical assistance, research and professional development projects to states and school districts in the areas of MTSS, special education best practices, and equity. Currently, Dr. Jackson directs the Arkansas RTI State Professional Development Grant (SPDG) which builds capacity of state and district leaders to implement an integrated MTSS framework. She also directs an MTSS implementation project in the Bronx, where she provides coaching to schools. From 2014 to 2017, she led professional development for the New York State Education Department RTI Professional Development project, providing training and coaching to 54 elementary schools in New York City. Additionally, Dr. Jackson has presented at national conferences and has published resources on effective MTSS implementation, including CEC/CEEDAR’s High-Leverage Practices for Special Educators.