Ms. Triplett, M.Ed., is a Research Assistant at the University of Oregon. She started her career in education as a middle school language arts teacher in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. Her experience as a classroom teacher gave her insight into the importance of systems within schools and classrooms, and eventually led her to district-level work as a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) coordinator in the Gresham-Barlow school district. In this role, Ms. Triplett guided school administrators and teacher teams through PBIS systems implementation across 18 diverse schools serving more than 10,500 students. Now, as a research assistant, Ms. Triplett applies her on the ground experience in the classroom and at the district-level to shape and inform research related to making schools intentionally inviting, positive environments for students and staff. Her work has contributed to the development of training materials, tools, and interventions being used in schools throughout the country including materials for implementation that focus on systems, evidence-based practices, and the use of data specifically at the secondary level. Most recently, Ms. Triplett’s research focuses on developing an instructional alternative to exclusionary discipline that substantially changes why a student is removed from the classroom, what happens when a student is sent to the office, and what happens when the student returns to the classroom.
M.Ed., 2005, Portland State University, Portland OR
B.S., 2001, Portland State University, Portland OR