Tessie Rose Bailey is a principal technical assistance consultant at AIR. Her primary responsibilities include developing high quality technical assistance resources and providing technical assistance to states, districts, and institutions of higher education. She provides support through the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center, National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI), and Center for Response to Intervention (CRTI). She has extensive experience in response to intervention, special education services and law, secondary and transition services, teacher education and evaluation, and scaling up evidence-based practices.
Prior to AIR, Dr. Bailey was an assistant professor at Montana State University Billings (MSUB). In this role, she taught general and special education undergraduate and graduate courses, co-chaired the Montana Higher Education Consortium, and received the 2014 Montana State University Billings Faculty Excellence Award and the 2015 ASMSUB Outstanding Faculty Award. Dr. Bailey has conducted over 100 professional development workshops and presentations in evidence-based practices and publishes in special education law and policy, RTI/MTSS, and teacher preparation. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Utah in special education curriculum and assessment and post-doctoral work in RTI/MTSS and transition at Lehigh University’s Center for Promoting Research to Practice.