• Angel Jannasch-Pennell, Ph.D.
    Angel Jannasch-Pennell, Ph.D. CEO, President, Research Director

    Dr. Pennell is an outstanding leader in the field of education, who is able to connect people and projects with meaningful results that impact the future of our children and youth.

    In addition to writing and directing multimillion dollar national and international research projects for universities, departments of education, and local schools, her broader experience in education comes from working directly to improve the lives of students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

  • Daniel Gulchak, Ph.D.
    Daniel Gulchak, Ph.D. VP Education & Research

    Dr. Gulchak’s passion is sharing the good news about bad behavior to build the capacity of educators to empower students to succeed. He specializes in school-wide systems change including Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, classroom and behavior management strategies, and leveraging technology to improve student behavior and academic achievement.

  • Yadira Flores, Ph.D., NCSP
    Yadira Flores, Ph.D., NCSP VP Education & Professional Development

    Dr. Flores leverages her knowledge and experience in schools to share culturally responsive education and behavior practices to help students prosper. As a Nationally Certified School Psychologist she is an expert in psychological evaluations, bilingual assessments, and evidence-based learning strategies that impact teacher effectiveness and student’s health and well-being.

  • Karen Gifford
    Karen Gifford Director of Strategic Initiatives

    Karen’s background in PBIS training and coaching, marketing, and educational product management allow her to make unique contributions to KOI’s mission. She has been driven to have a positive and lasting impact on our education system ever since she began her career as a teacher of students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Everything she gained from this experience continues to fuel her passion for improving school safety, climate and culture to impact learning.

  • Corina Enrique
    Corina Enrique School Services Administrator - Community Liaison

    Corina has worked in the educational community for years. First as an educator and then specializing in office management, school communication and community organizing. She believes passionately in the potential of all students especially those from diverse backgrounds. Her interests include increasing the cultural capacity of Indigenous Peoples.

  • Sharon Tubick, M.S.
    Sharon Tubick, M.S. Learning Systems Facilitator & Coach, KOI PBIS Certified

    Sharon is a compassionate educator and coach. She empowers teams and teachers to use best practices in the classroom to support student success and achievement. Sharon will listen, analyze needs, and offer data-based strategies that propel schools forward in their journey toward excellence.

  • Mike Linehan, MA, NCSP, BCBA
    Mike Linehan, MA, NCSP, BCBA Learning Systems Facilitator & Coach, KOI PBIS Certified

    Mike is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst and expert in braiding RTI and PBIS programs. His specialties are helping students with emotional and behavioral disorders, conducting psychological evaluations, and leading school teams in the dynamics of school-wide systems change process.

  • Ruth Reynoso, M.Ed.
    Ruth Reynoso, M.Ed. Learning Systems Facilitator & Coach, KOI PBIS Certified

    Ruth has over thirty years experience in education teaching high school students in general, honors and AP chemistry cources. Before joining KOI Education she was a teacher mentor, staff professional development expert in a large urban high school district and recognized as an Arizona Master Teacher.

  • Beverly Hall
    Beverly Hall Learning Systems Facilitator & Coach, KOI PBIS Certified

    Bev has over 20 years experience as a teacher, trainer, coach, and educational leader. She had lead the PBIS systems change process in many schools and continues to provide teacher-leadership and mentoring in her district.

  • Debi Neat, M.Ed.

    Debi has over 35 years experience in education. Her experience includes teaching middle and high school students in two high school districts in the greater Phoenix area and in Nevada at the state youth correctional school.  Her expertise includes being a district level prevention coordinator, trainer and facilitator of school-wide prevention and intervention programs. Debi is a dynamic trainer and passionate coach who specializes in building student rapport and resiliency by improving school climate and safety.

  • Paul Roskelley
    Paul Roskelley Learning Systems Facilitator & Coach, KOI PBIS Certified

    Paul is an assistant principal at a high school and an educational leader in PBIS in the state. His school has won several statewide PBIS achievement awards, video festival contests, and also leads the PBIS climate and culture change in his community.

  • Arryn Bronson
    Arryn Bronson Accounting and Bookkeeping

    Arryn’s background and training in accounting, finance, and bookkeeping paired with her passion for an educated American make her the perfect fit for our KOI family. Her knowledge and experience in accounts payable and receivable has helped us streamline our processes to be more responsive to our customers needs and preferences. She has a passion for life, her daughter and family, and is a valued asset for us.

  • Irma Sandercock, M.A.
    Irma Sandercock, M.A. SWIS/PBIS Facilitator and Curriculum Specialist

    Irma Sandercock is a master teacher and professional development specialist in elementary and special education classrooms serving low-income and ELL student populations. She was a leader of the professional development team for the statewide AZ IDEAL teacher portal since its inception in 2005. She is a certified SWIS facilitator, assisting Arizona schools and districts in implementing the School Wide Information System designed to assist school personnel to use office referral data to design school-wide and individual student interventions.

  • Birgit Lurie, NCSP, BCBA
    Birgit Lurie, NCSP, BCBA PBIS Tier 3 Expert

    Birgit is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She is well known throughout the nation as a highly skilled diagnostic clinician, evaluator and instructor. Birgit has over 25 years of experience working with school-aged students, performing comprehensive evaluations and consultations, as well as mentoring colleagues in autism assessment, functional behavioral assessments (FBA), and Positive Behavior Supports (PBS). She can provide training in PRT, ABA, Ziggurat, SCERTS and TECCH models.

  • Jill McCollum, M.A.
    Jill McCollum, M.A. Developmental Specialist and Trainer

    Jill McCollum is a developmental specialist who has been in private practice in Arizona for the last 16 years, as well as, a former teacher who taught within both general education and special education settings for over a decade. Jill is the developer of the Persistence Protocol, a systematic and research validated, data driven program designed to shape persistence in students with an array of disabilities and to diminish aversion for, and even shape a preference for difficult tasks or tasks requiring persistence. She is a member of the Arizona WINs Leadership team, and was the recipient of the TASH Legacy Award in 2011.

  • Tina Barrandey, B.S.
    Tina Barrandey, B.S. Partnership Program Manager

    Tina has worked in the educational technology arena for over 20 years, specializing in program management, technology buying and event planning. Her experience includes sales, customer service, technology expertise, marketing and community outreach.

    Tina has also served as the conference manager for Arizona’s largest educational technology event for the past 8 years. Each year, the event hosted 1200 attendees, 140 presenters and over 50 technology companies as well as nationally acclaimed keynote speakers and trainers.