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2022 Workshop Presenters


Ericha Anderson

Ericha is a Digital Learning Coach in Vancouver Public Schools (Vancouver, WA) who works with administrators, teachers, and students to transform teaching and learning by combining best practices with impactful use of technology. The focus of her work is to ensure technology is used as a purposeful tool for learning and amplifies communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Ericha has a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Montana, Masters of Educational Technology from City University, and library endorsement from Portland State University. She has been teaching for 21 years with experience as an elementary classroom teacher, teacher librarian, and instructional coach. Ericha has presented at several EdTech Conferences addressing technology integration and digital safety including International Society for Technology in Education, Northwest Council For Computer Education, IntegratED, and CUE California.

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Cami Armijo-Grover

Cami Armijo-Grover (she/her) has been the Education Director at Bridgercare since 2015. Her journey into LGBTQ+ allyship started from her work with high school youth who identify as LGBTQ+. She has learned much from working with members of these communities, their family members, educators, and healthcare professionals around this topic, and is excited to continue learning and sharing!

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Nancy Berg

Nancy Berg serves as Assistant Director at the University of Montana Safe School Center. In this role, Ms. Berg is involved in overseeing all fiscal management of grant and non-grant accounts in accordance with Federal, State and University guidelines. Ms. Berg is a certified master trainer in the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK) suicide prevention protocols.

Made possible through the Bureau of Justice Assistance STOP Violence Technology and Threat Assessment Solutions for Safer Schools Program grant, the Montana Safe Schools Center is working closely with the Department of Counseling in providing a Tele-Mental Health Clinic. This clinic operated a pilot site in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, with the mission of providing high-quality tele-mental health services to children in Montana’s rural communities. The Clinic is able to meet students’ diverse needs through mental health tele-counseling and school tele-counseling to give students mental, social, emotional, and academic support. Ms. Berg has been serving as Case Coordinator for the Tele-Mental Health Clinic in linking students to Counselors-in-Training and helping with coordinated care.

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Erin Briley, M.S., NCSP

Erin Briley is the School Mental Health Coordinator for the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC) and a Technical Assistant Associate for WICHE’s Behavioral Health Program.  As the school mental health lead, her work focuses on providing intensive technical assistance, resources, and training school staff to support school-based mental health. As a Technical Assistant Associate, her work is primarily focused on assisting in creating and implementing Psychology Internship Consortiums in rural western states. Ms. Briley has over 20 years of experience working in the schools, serving primarily as a school psychologist for school districts in California, Hawaii, and Colorado, while providing direct and indirect supports for children ages 3 through 22 of all developmental levels. Ms. Briley has also served temporarily as a special education and a School Based Behavioral Health program administrator and trained and supervised paraprofessionals providing individualized supports to children with special needs. Ms. Briley has extensive experience with psycho-educational evaluations, classroom, and individual behavioral management, conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments, creating Behavioral Support Plans, special education legal mandates, and rights related to IDEA and Section 504, and learning needs accommodations to support. Ms. Briley earned her Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University, her Master’s in Counseling/School Psychology and a Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis at California State University Los Angeles and is working on her PhD (ABD) in Clinical Psychology. She is also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

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Jason Davis, AIA, NCARB

Principal | Partner
SMA Architecture + Design

As a principal & managing partner in SMA Architecture + Design, P.C., Jason is involved with all projects and business matters in the practice. He has been principal-in-charge of a multitude of projects including large and small-scale corporate office buildings, educational facilities, historic preservation, health care and medical facilities. Jason’s recent educational experience includes Butte School District’s K-8 Safety and Security Upgrades, the renovation and addition to Butte’s East Middle School, Kennedy Elementary, East Helena High School, and Jefferson High School. Jason’s understanding of educational planning, bond campaigns, and school design offers leadership towards implementing successful educational projects that serve the long-term needs of Montana’s communities.

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Jonathyn Elliott

Jonathyn Elliott (he/him) is a recent graduate of Montana State University with a passion for community health. As a firm believer that an inclusive school environment is key to students’ health and well-being, he is committed to lessening health disparities among LGBTQ+ youth through education and community outreach.

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Klint Fisher, AIA, NCARB

Principal | Director-Helena
SMA Architecture + Design

As a principal and director at SMA Architecture + Design, P.C., Klint’s twenty-four year career has been focused on educational planning and delivery, every step of the way from educational specifications, to the resulting elementary, middle school, high school and athletic facility design. Klint’s experience and passion for educational design, 21st century learning environments, and school safety and security, is an integral part of the successful delivery of school projects that achieve the District’s programmatic needs, budget and schedule objectives. Klint has worked with the Butte School District, East Helena School District, Helena School District, Jefferson High School and Corvallis School District on their recent school planning and construction projects.

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Brittany Homer

Brittany Homer has a Master’s Degree in Family and Human Development, is a Certified Family Life Educator, and is creator and host of the podcast, Raising Today’s Kids, where she shares her deep belief in the power of parents. Brittany is Co-Founder and Executive Director of End Exploitation Montana, Co- Founder and Co-Creator of STAND Week (a middle school media safety program), and Co-Creator of the video Media Safety for Parents. Brittany has also served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Sexual Assault (SANE) Advocate, and as Co-Chair of the Safeguard Alliance (a task force of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation). Brittany and her husband feel so blessed to have four children who inspire her to fight to protect all children.

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Amy McDonald

Amy McDonald has spent three decades in education in various roles, including administrator, lead teacher, and school counselor. She has a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and a master’s in K-12 school counseling. Amy views schools from both the teacher and administrative perspectives, enabling her to see the “big picture” of situations and conditions, which has helped her co-develop and implement solutions at her school district in rural Alaska as well as districts throughout Montana and the U.S. Amy especially loves advocating for and alongside her students, as well as her educator colleagues, understanding that the wellbeing of teachers and administrators models self-regulation for students and is the only authentic means of providing healthy support systems for the students they collectively serve. She is an outstanding and dynamic facilitator, and recently presented multiple sessions at the National Youth at Risk Conference (newly named the National Youth Advocacy and Resilience Conference) as well as the National Safe Schools Conference. Amy’s experiences, knowledge, and skills related to neuroscience, trauma- responsiveness, and social-emotional/resilience strategies that work individually and through the school and community systems are vital elements in her adept and valued support to students and educator colleagues alike.

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Deputy Scott Rasmussen, Frenchtown Schools SRO

Deputy Rasmussen has been with the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office since 2013, where he has served in the capacities of Detention Officer, Patrol Deputy, and is now currently serving a special assignment as School Resource Officer at Frenchtown School District. He started this assignment in 2019. Prior to working in law enforcement, he was a Health/PE teacher.

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Kathy Shea

Kathleen Kinsella Shea, LCSW is a child and family therapist in private practice in Helena, MT who specializes in the treatment of trauma, mood disorders, bereavement and suicide prevention. Kathy is currently an international instructor and trainer for MSU’s Center for Research on Rural Education’s Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) Program. YAM is an evidence-based, culturally sensitive, mental health promotion and suicide prevention program designed for use with 14-17 year olds that is currently being taught in over 30 countries worldwide and is being studied for feasibility with MT youth statewide. She believes that our work with youth has to straddle the lines between science, hope and resilience.

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Dale Stripling

Dale Stripling holds a Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Alabama, a bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Language Arts from UAB, a master’s in Educational Administration from UAB, and an Educational Specialist Degree from The University of Montevallo. Dale has served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal in schools that range from urban to rural. He has worked as a Student Services Supervisor for the Jefferson County Board of Education in Birmingham, Alabama. He is currently a Safe School Regional Administrator for The Alabama State Department of Education.

Dr. Stripling is a member of the Alabama Department of Education’s Central Office Task Force on School Safety and regularly assists in regional safety trainings throughout the state. He has served as a judge on the Alabama Attorney General’s Blue-Ribbon Council for safe schools. He is a certified trainer in the Colorado Threat Assessment protocol. He is currently training as an Adolescent Mental Health First Aid Trainer. Dale has been affiliated with The Alabama Association of School Resource Officers since 2003. He has served as a district education representative and currently serves as the Executive Education Advisor.

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Hannah Wilson

Hannah Wilson (she/her) is an AASECT certified Sex Therapist with training through the Fenway Institute and WPATH to offer gender affirming care. She is working toward her PhD in Clinical Sexology and is the owner of Prickly Peach Sex Therapy and OH Hi Collective.

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Amy Foster Wolferman

Amy Foster Wolferman oversees the NNCTC’s TTA projects in schools. She has been with the NNCTC since its inception and has more than 20 years of experience providing TTA to educators, school leaders, families, and community members in trauma-resilient school systems and practices, secondary traumatic stress interventions, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), bullying prevention, and suicide prevention. Amy has developed or co-developed numerous NNCTC TTA products, including a trauma-informed schools implementation framework and numerous classroom-based social and emotional learning curricula.