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Dr. Angela Searcy holds a B.A. degree in English and secondary education with teacher certification though the state of Illinois and a M.S. degree in early childhood development from Erikson Institute, with a specialization in Infant Studies and a Doctorate in Education with a specialization in assessment and response to intervention. Her research revolves around brain-based learning as assessed by CLASS and its’ correlation to aggressive behaviors in preschool children. Angela is currently a candidate in her post doctorate Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate program at Erikson Institute.

Angela who began as educator in 1990 is the owner and founder of Simple Solutions Educational Services a professional development company and has experience at all levels of education. Angela is currently an adjunct faculty member at Erikson Institute, a professional development provider for Teaching Strategies, LLC, a CLASS Pre-K Affiliate Trainer for Teachstone, a Bureau of Education and Research trainer and author of Push Past It! A Positive Approach to Challenging Classroom Behaviors for Gryphon House Publishing. Angela’s new book Elevating Equity is due for release 2023.

A former neuro-developmental specialist, Angela has specialized training in neuroscience and is a nationally recognized speaker. She has been featured on Chicago’s WGN Channel 9 News, Chicago Public Radio’s Chicago Matters, Chicago Parent and Chicago Baby magazines. Angela and her husband of 27 years Reginald have 4 children ages 26-16.

Angela Searcy


1:00 pm
Monday, June 13, 2022

Push Past It! A Positive Approach to Intense Challenging Behaviors When Nothing Else Seems to Work

Stop! Collaborate! And Listen! This workshop will outline a guide to effective behavior planning for intense challenges. This workshop will also outline each phase of the process, what to expect, as well as, tools that support a continuous cycle of each step (1). Self- reflection and identification of implicit bias, (2) context analysis, and (3), identification of prevention strategies, (4) replacement skills, (5) new responses, as well as (6) reviewing the results. This workshop also explains the structure that supports good behavior planning from all adults including parents and staff members.