Amy McCart, Ph.D. is an Associate Research Professor with Life Span Institute and Adjunct Faculty status with the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. She is the Co-Principal Investigator for the Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Center, which was established in 2012 and is the largest award received in KU history. SWIFT is a national K-8 technical assistance center that provides academic and behavioral support for all students, including those with the most extensive needs. SWIFT Center combines the strengths of general and special educators in a three-tiered model of instruction designed to meet the needs of all students, and facilitates implementation of this approach with evidence-based technical assistance practices. As Director of Technical Assistance, Dr. McCart leads a team of professionals serving 67 urban, rural and high need schools in New Hampshire, Maryland, Mississippi, Oregon, and Vermont. Additionally, she is the Principal Investigator for multiple federal projects through the U.S. Department of Education to support urban schools implementing school-wide positive behavior support. As part of her work with school-wide positive behavior support, she serves as a collaborating partner in the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. Dr. McCart worked in a number of urban schools, including the Recovery School District in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, and the District of Columbia, Washington Public Schools. She was the site director at an agency supporting individuals with low incidence disabilities working to improve quality of life.