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Dr. Chaparro is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Oregon's Educational and Community Supports Research Center. For over 15 years, she has worked with districts and schools to implement multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) for literacy and positive behavior supports. Dr. Chaparro made the implementation of MTSS her professional priority after she worked with high school students who were in need of literacy intervention. In Arizona she worked as a literacy specialist and coach to support elementary schools in their implementation of MTSS for literacy. Dr. Chaparro has worked in schools in a variety of positions including as a school psychologist, a special education teacher, and an academic counselor. 

Dr. Chaparro has consulted with state departments of education across the country (i.e. South Dakota, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, Wyoming, and Colorado) on the topics of explicit instruction, PBIS, implementation science, and the education of English language learners. In spring 2016 she worked with the Oregon Department of Education and wrote the grant that funded their Oregon MTSS Project, a 5 million dollar OSEP grant to train and mentor MTSS coaches. Recently, she has supported districts in Dallas, Laredo, and El Paso, Texas improve their instruction for middle school newcomer English learners. Dr. Chaparro currently leads the development of an online training of Team-Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS) for Tier 2 data teams and teacher online training that infuses art education and writing instruction in partnership with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Her favorite professional activity is working directly with school leaders and teachers around data-based decision-making and the implementation of evidence-based practices in literacy and PBIS. Dr. Chaparro is a founding member of the Western Implementation Society for Practice and Research and the Global Implementation Society.