Wayne Sailor, PhD
Amy McCart, PhD
SWIFT Education Center
1315 Wakarusa Drive, Suite 208
Lawrence, KS 66049
Phone: 785 864-4950
SWIFT Education Center is a national technical assistance center that builds school capacity for equity-based inclusion—that is, an educational system that values every student as a member of the neighborhood school and that has the infrastructure and practices in place to provide academic and behavioral supports to improve the outcomes for all students, including those with the most extensive support needs. SWIFT technical assistance supports state education agencies, districts, and schools as they become excellent and equitable teaching and learning environments for all students
SWIFT Center, the largest SWIFT Education Center project, was launched in October 2012 as a five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). OSEP is an active partner that assists, guides, coordinates, and participates in technical assistance activities. SWIFT’s current scope of work is with State Education Agencies (SEAs), districts, and schools in Maryland, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Vermont. For more information, visit swiftschools.org.
SWIFT Education Center recently joined with the Orange County (CA) and Butte County (CA) Departments of Education to provide a training infrastructure for the California Scale Up MTSS Statewide (SUMS) Initiative. A multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) is a continuum of research-based, system-wide practices paired with data-based decision making to meet the academic and behavior needs of all students, including those with the most extensive support needs.
SWIFT Education Center is a partner with University of Oregon's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) technical assistance center, established by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs to improve the capacity of states, districts and schools to establish, scale-up and sustain the PBIS framework.