Cindy Lawrence has been an educator for over 20 years. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education and Early Childhood from Lamar University and an M.Ed in Education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction from American Intercontinental University.
Cindy helped coordinate the RTI system in her district and on her school campus and served on her district RTI team. In doing this job, Cindy was faced with the task of implementing and “selling” RTI to the staff. Over the first three years, she asked every RTI question, along with researching who, when, where, what, and HOW to put together a team. There were many books and websites that discussed RTI on a district level, but there was not a lot of information on how to start RTI with a team in a school. The most difficult part in implementation was determining where to start. Believing that educators need simple solutions and suggestions, Cindy put all that she learned together for others. Her hope is that the information in this book will guide a school step by step in forming an effective RTI team and system.
Cindy has been married for over 20 years to an incredible man. They have two children who are the reason for Cindy’s passion in education. Her goal is to contribute to education for her own children as well as for her students.