Hillary Whiteside, M.S., BCBA
Hillary Whiteside began her career in Special Education at The Institute for Effective Education (TIEE) in 1996 after receiving her B.S. in Psychology from San Diego State University. She started as a paraprofessional teacher, working with secondary aged students that had difficulties in the areas of learning and behavior. She received a great deal of formal training and hands on training in the classroom related to the implementation of research based instructional practices as well as behavior management strategies. She enrolled in a teacher credential program soon after and holds a Professional Clear Moderate/Severe Education Specialist credential. In 1998, Hillary was promoted to a teaching position at TIEE’s Children’s Workshop and began working with elementary aged children with severe language, behavioral, and social impairments associated with autism and other related disorders. In 2000, she received recognition as Teacher of the Year and was promoted to Program Coordinator. Her close work with Dr. Ken Traupmann and Dr. Suzanne Fitch, Executive Directors of TIEE, inspired her to further her education and in 2002, Ms. Whiteside began taking coursework in Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas. While taking classes, she received intensive supervision from Dr. Gina Greene and participated in a study on feeding interventions, which was shared at the ABA conference in Boston in 2004. This was the same year that Ms. Whiteside became a Lecturer in the Special Education Department at SDSU. The following year, she was promoted to Director of Children’s Workshop, a position she has held for over 15 years. Ms. Whiteside’s extensive work with children with autism and her expertise on program design, curriculum development, behavior intervention planning and professional training, directly impacts the learning experiences her students receive at SDSU.
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