Debbie Hansen Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
Jessica Bowman is a Researcher with the National Center on Educational Outcomes and the TIES Center. In this position, she works to improve inclusion of students with significant cognitive disabilities in general education classrooms by creating resources for parents and educators and providing targeted and intensive technical assistance to states, districts, and schools related to systems change and professional development. Dr. Bowman began her education career as a teacher of students with significant cognitive disabilities and has experience developing, delivering, and evaluating professional development efforts at the state level. Her research has focused on inclusion and access to the general education curriculum in mathematics for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Dr. Bowman holds a PhD in Special Education from the University of Utah.
Gail Ghere, Ph.D. is a Research Associate with the National Center on Educational Outcomes and the TIES Center, a national technical assistance center focused on inclusive education for students with disabilities, particularly students with significant cognitive disabilities. In this position, she focuses on developing resources and providing technical assistance to states and districts related to effective inclusive education systems, Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) that are inclusive of students with significant cognitive disabilities, systems change and application of research-based practices that lead to positive outcomes for students with disabilities. She has extensive experience in preK-12 schools that began as a related service provider and culminated as a Director of Special Education. She holds her Minnesota administrative licenses in Director of Special Education, K-12 Principal and Superintendent. She has published in the areas of collaborative instructional systems, professional development, program evaluation, and paraprofessional development.
Director, National Center on Educational Outcomes