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Tessie R. Bailey

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH
Principal Technical Assistance Consultant
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Dr. Tessie Rose Bailey is Principal Technical Assistance Consultant at American Institutes for Research. Her primary responsibility is providing high quality technical assistance and professional development in data-based individualization within MTSS/RTI to states, districts, and institutions of higher education though several national centers: National Center on Intensive Interventions (NCII), Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center, National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI), and College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS). She is a former special education teacher, professional development provider, and faculty member with extensive experience in special education law and policy, data-based individualization, data-analysis for program improvement, and MTSS/RTI implementation. She has provided special education and MTSS/RTI support and professional development to practitioners and leaders in 43 states. She completed her PhD at the University of Utah in special education curriculum and assessment and post-doctoral work in RTI/MTSS and transition at Lehigh University’s Center for Promoting Research to Practice.