Lydia Carlis

Lydia Carlis, Ph.D., is Director of Education at AppleTree Institute and AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School in Washington DC, having previously served as Manager of Professional Development and Project Director of AppleTree’s DC Partnership for Early Literacy.  She played a leadership role in the development of the core components of Every Child Ready, AppleTree’s early childhood education model.  AppleTree implements a three-tiered Response to Intervention model, and is currently validating its model through a randomized control trial funded by a US Department of Education Investing in Innovation Development grant.  She holds a doctorate in special education – learning disabilities, with a concentration in preschool language and literacy interventions.  Dr. Carlis earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction/bilingual special education from The George Washington University, and taught general education, special education, and English as a Second Language to pre-k through 6th graders for seven years. 

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Using RTI to Improve Preschool Outcomes

December 13, 2011

AppleTree Institute in Washington DC has been implementing RTI in preschool settings since 2007 to support the development of language, social-emotional, and foundational academic skills of three- and four -year-old children.  Join Mary Anne Lesiak and Lydia Carlis as they explore the application of multi-tiered systems of support in early childhood settings and answer your questions about key issues.