Nikole Y. Hollins-Sims, Ed.D., is the senior educational consultant & strategist for Hollins-Sims Consultation. She formerly served as a technical assistance coordinator for the Midwest PBIS network and is a former Special Assistant to the Secretary of Education at the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Additionally, Dr. Hollins-Sims has previously served as an educational consultant for the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), where she was the co-statewide lead for the Learning Environment & Engagement initiative. She is a Pennsylvania certified school psychologist and has conducted research around caregivers of children of incarcerated parents and their motivation to engage in family-school partnerships.
Hollins-Sims, N. Y. , Codding, R. S., & VanDerHeyden, A. M. (2022). The science of math: Inclusion, opportunity and social responsibility. Communique’, 50 (6), p. 1, 31-34.
McIntosh, K., Green, A. L., & Hollins-Sims, N. (2023). Improving school climate within multi-tiered systems of support. In T. La Salle (Ed.), A primer for creating positive school environments for marginalized and minoritized youth. Routledge.
Hollins-Sims, N., Runge, T. & Kaurudar, E (2023) Creating Equitable Practices in PBIS: Growing a positive school climate for sustainable outcomes. Routledge.
National Association of School Psychologists. (2018). Implicit bias, part 2—Addressing disproportionality in discipline: A prospective look at culturally responsive positive behavior intervention and supports [handout]. Bethesda, MD: Author
National Association of School Psychologists. (2021). Promoting Just Special Education Identification and School Discipline Practices [Position Statement].
Romer, N., Hollins-Sims, N., Owens-West, R., Perales, K., Walrond, N., Payno-Simmons, R., & McIntosh, K. (2023). Centering equity in data-based decision-making: Considerations and recommendations for leadership teams. Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety at WestEd and the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.
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