Kristin N. Johnson, Ph.D., earned her specialist degree from Nicholls State University and her doctorate at the University of Southern Mississippi both in School Psychology. She has been a nationally certified and practicing school psychologist for over15 years. In addition she has taught graduate courses as a professor in Mississippi and Illinois universities for 7 years. She has won awards for her outstanding service to the community and research accomplishments. She is the founder of The Institute for Evidence-based Reform (TIER).
She has several peer reviewed publications in her areas of research Response to Intervention (RtI/MTSS), PBIS, academic and behavioral interventions, and formative assessment in mathematics. She was the lead writer and consultant for Mississippi Department of Education’s RtI implementation for 5 years. She recently co-authored, Academic and Behavioral Interventions: Evidence-based Interventions for All Students. She has presented at numerous state, regional, and national conferences. She consults with a variety of agencies on summative and formative assessments, instructional practices, teacher evaluations, functional behavior assessments, disproportionality, and academic/behavioral interventions. During her free time, she serves as the president of a not for profit advocacy center, ADvantage, for children with special needs throughout the delta area.