Systems of Support for Educational Outcomes, Inc.

Together we can build a framework to support social and learning outcomes in a safe and effective environment

Welcome to Systems of Support for Educational Outcomes, Inc.


Laurie Summers, president of Systems of Support for Educational Outcomes, Inc., offers the wisdom, compassion, and skills of an experienced educator. Her educational experience includes teaching special & general education students; as well as gifted students in a School Within a School setting. Her expertise includes best evidence-based practices coupled with a commitment to the implementation of systems and practices to assure that every child’s best interests are met by supporting successful academic and social emotional outcomes. She has an understanding of the challenges facing the educational community and knowledge of current trends in educational practices. As a result, she is able to work with school staff to meet the diverse needs of each educational community. She has proudly served thousands of students and their families. 


Laurie earned a Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction with a major in Curriculum & Supervision and a Bachelor of Arts in special

education/elementary education from Northern Illinois University. As a licensed educator, her background includes intensive

coursework in many educational areas supporting academic, social & emotional competencies.

Program endorsements include:

·         Elementary Education

·         Secondary Education

·         Learning Behavior Specialist (prekindergarten through age 21)

·         Special Education (mental retardation prekindergarten through age 21)

·         General Supervisory (kindergarten through Grade 12)Type 75

·         Gifted Education Verification

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Training & Qualifications

Extensive training and support from the Illinois Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

(PBIS)Network has prepared Laurie to lead professional development and on-going technical support with

school teams implementing positive behavior systems at varyinglevels of fidelity. She has provided training,

coaching, and technical assistance to support implementation of positive behavior systemsin the following

learning settings:

Large public school district 

Special education cooperative

Early learning center

Children's behavioral health center

School classrooms

Laurie has also trained community agencies working in partnership with school staff to deliver direct

services and interventions to support students and families. Collaboratively working with school districts,

individual schools, teams of educators, and individual teachers, Laurie is uniquely qualified to facilitate

learning-focused conversations that drive effective data-based decisions and the development of action

plans to address student needs and individual school priorities. 


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Most Recent Work

Since 2009 Laurie has been supporting administrators, school staff, students, families and community

agencies in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.  She has been working in

a coaching and training capacity to support implementation of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support across

grade levels Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 in School District U-46. Laurie has helped develop the

capacity of schools to prevent problem behaviors, promote positive school culture, and to evaluate the

impact on both social and academic success of all youth, including those with the highest level of need. 


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Professional Accomplishments and Accolades:


  • Presented at Illinois PBIS Network Summer Leadership Conference
  • Presented at National PBIS Leadership Forum
  • Presented PBIS overview to Kane County RESPRO Officers
  • Presented PBIS overview at Kane County Administrator Academy
  • Represented U-46 as a member of the Statewide IL PBIS Network Team
  • Coached  U-46 schools to the highest level of PBIS school recognition by the IL PBIS Network
  • Coached  U-46 schools to the highest level of PBIS school recognition by the Midwest PBIS Network
  • School-Wide Information Systems Facilitator  (SWIS) (Data collection system supporting PBIS & managed by the University of Oregon)
  • PBIS Applications and PBIS Evaluations Coordinator (Systems data collection and analysis system managed by the University of Oregon)
  • Presented MTSS/PBIS overview to teacher training candidates at Judson University and Illinois State University
  • Planned, organized, and facilitated workshops, trainings  and professional development opportunities to guide the implementation of behavioral supports needed to achieve social, emotional, and academic success
  • Presented staff development activities for teachers, administrators and staff to increase student engagement at School District U-46 District Collaboration  & Professional Development Days
  • Conducted evaluations to complement school improvement efforts
  • Prepared and presented reports for the Board of Education, administrators, and school staff
  • Planned, organized, and facilitated Monthly Coaches’ Network Meetings to increase capacity of school coaches, share successes, and build a train-the-trainer model in SD U-46
  • Presented at IL Summer Leadership Conferences as Educational Advisor to the Illinois D.A.R.E. Officers Association