Speaker

Trish Shaffer is the Coordinator for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) for the Washoe County School District (WCSD). Prior to her role in MTSS, Trish was involved in special education at the university, district and classroom level. She has teaching experience in both special and general education, has provided professional development and technical assistance for pre-K-12, consulted for school districts across the nation, and presented at the local, state and national level.

Trish is a passionate leader of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Nevada community, and most recently received the Mary Utne O’Brien Award for Excellence in Expanding the Evidence-Based Practice of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) from the CASEL/NoVo Collaborating Districts at the 2013 CASEL Forum in Chicago.

Trish was raised in Lake Tahoe and attended the University of Nevada, Reno and is still proud to call Northern Nevada home. She likes to spend time with family and friends, participate in triathlons or athletic events, ski, read, listen to music and coach her two boys in soccer, baseball, and basketball.