MTSS Coordinator/ Psychologist

Christine Russell
Multi-tiered System of Support Coordinator


B.A. in Psychology
Grand Valley State University

M.A. in Psychology
Western Michigan University

Ed.S. in School Psychology
Western Michigan University

Ed.D. in Special Education and Literacy Studies
Western Michigan University

January 2019

My career has been spent providing technical assistance and evaluation supports to schools, districts, and regional education agencies implementing Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). I spent ten years on staff with the Michigan Department of Education's model for MTSS, Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MIBLSI). Prior to my work with this grant, I served on faculty at Western Michigan University in the Special Education department and spent four years as a school psychologist supporting schools with their special education and data-based problem-solving systems. I believe that using data to set up a system of supports for students is essential.

I live in Lake Orion with my husband and three children. In my spare time I like to run and I enjoy getting up early on the weekend for a 5 or 10K race.  I love watching my kids participate in their own sports, and I enjoy coaching elementary robotics.