SIS supports 21st century math instruction and works to create systemic change in K-12 schools through a unique combination of customized, hands-on professional development and job-embedded coaching for administrators and teachers alike. Guiding teachers to understand how to deconstruct students skills across all academic arenas is vital to promoting systematic interventions, formative assessment and quality instruction. We are passionate about early learning success, data driven instruction and response to intervention for the 21 century learner. Our workshops reflect that passion as we strive to not just explain the theory behind the practice, but provide practical information that is ready for teachers to use to support their students as they go into their classrooms the next day.
Founder/CEO of Strategic Intervention Solutions
Shannon is the founder of Strategic Intervention Solutions and an international educational consultant & author. She has over 15 years of teaching experience and is well known for her practical information and enthusiastic style! Shannon works with hundreds of teacher each year within her “Making the Shift: Math Initiative & Coaching Series,” which embeds numeracy concepts within 21 century teaching and reasoning in mathematics. She is the creator of the My Counting Buddy math manipulative, Deck o’ Dots and the author of several other classroom resources, including Math Strategy Games: Incorporating CCSS 8 Math Practices.
Strategic Intervention Solutions Consultants and Coaches
Jayme graduated from Michigan State University in 2002 with a Psychology degree, an additional major in Human Resources and an emphasis in Business. After college, she worked at Aztec Manufacturing as an HR Assistant, and DTE Coal Services as an HR generalist. She recently moved back to Michigan from Seattle, WA and now enjoys working as a product specialist for Strategic Intervention Solutions. Jayme enjoys being part of this educational team and managing all of the math products and math kits.
Robyn Davis has a B.A. in Early Childhood from the University of Michigan and a M.S. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. She has almost 14 years of education experience, including several years at a Montessori school in the classroom and as a childcare coordinator. She has worked for the past 10 years as a K-3 interventionist, and taught kindergarten and first grade. She has been a proven leader as the School Improvement Chairperson and Data Team Leader at the K-1 level. She is very passionate about her work and is excited to make a difference in education!
Katie Hojnowski, Math Educational Consultant & Coach
Katie is a math consultant in grades K-8 who provides professional development and coaching in mathematics. She enjoys working with teachers and students in order to provide a deeper understanding, while incorporating CCSS. She is a former instructor of Elementary Education and RTI interventions in the classroom setting.
Lisa Handyside, Math Educational Consultant & Coach
Lisa Handyside is an educational consultant who provides professional development and job embedded coaching in mathematics. She enjoys discovering the meaning behind mathematics, sharing rich resources with teachers, and creatively implementing the eight math practice standards.
Cathy Melody is a mathematics consultant and teacher, specializing in grades 2-5. She is a former instructor of Elementary Education Mathematics Methods courses at two universities in the Metro Detroit area. Cathy focuses her workshops on pedagogy, math talk and integrating the CCSS, including the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Lisa Rotenheber has been a teacher for fourteen years. She specializes in response to intervention (RTI), differentiated instruction, and special education. She loves being a math coach because she gets the chance to meet and work with wonderful teachers.
Kathleen Whitney has a B.S. from Central Michigan University, and a Masters degree from U of M in elementary education, concentration in early childhood. During her twenty years at Redford Union School District, Kathleen taught 1st- 6th grade and served for three years as the building interventionist. She is a trained Reading Recovery teacher and Literacy Specialist and has extensive training in early numeracy and elementary math. Kathleen loves the power of the job-embedded coaching model of professional development for teachers and their students.