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
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
Large public school district
Special education cooperative
Early learning center
Children's behavioral health center
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.
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.