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Iowa BEST: Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools Summit
The Iowa BEST Summit is designed to highlight educators’ collective need to bolster support and care across the educational system, and to build shared capacity to get there. The sessions will deliver resources and practical solutions around social-emotional-behavioral health. #IowaBEST2021

The summit is co-sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa College of Education.

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Kiersten Kinder

Kiersten Kinder, Ph.D., is a Research Associate at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  She currently coordinates a large multi-year research study partnered with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools to support implementation and sustainability of the Pyramid Model in PreK and Kindergarten. Previously, she worked as a Multi-Classroom Leader in an MNPS early learning center where she provided coaching support and school-wide leadership around implementing high-quality inclusive early childhood education, including the Pyramid Model. Dr. Kinder has served as the Associate Director of the Susan Gray School, an inclusive child care center and lab school for the Special Education department at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. In addition, she has been a coach, trainer, material developer and researcher around the Pyramid Model and Practice-Based Coaching.  Before moving to Nashville, Kiersten spent nearly ten years teaching in inclusive early childhood and state-funded pre-kindergarten classrooms in the Chicagoland area. Throughout her career, Kiersten has created and conducted in-service workshops and keynotes at the local and state level and has presented at numerous state and national conferences.