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(Soon-to-be Dr.) Kristen Stokes Fuoco is a product of Catholic education, graduating from Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper, UT and Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA, and has been in education for the past 13 years. Her first 6 years were spent as a general education teacher at St. John the Baptist Elementary school in Draper, Utah. During that time, she received her general education teaching license, English as Second Language endorsement, and her M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Utah. After the birth of her first child, Lucia (Lucy), she worked part-time as the Inclusion Specialist at the I.J. and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center Early Childhood program and also had her second child, Clara. She will complete her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Utah in June and soon sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctorate level (BCBA-D) exam this summer. During her Ph.D. program, she engaged in various consultation and research in reading assessment, reading interventions, and behavioral interventions. Her focus of her own work is on multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) and how to train teachers to implement evidence-based strategies for students who struggle in reading and behavior and are educated in the general education setting. She also has experience implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in Title 1 public schools in Utah, working with parents, students, general education teachers and paraeducators, special education teachers and paraeducators, school coaches and social workers, school administrators, district PBIS/MTSS teams, and state PBIS/MTSS teams. She is excited for her next adventure as Director of Student Services at the Madeleine Choir School in Salt Lake City, UT.