Who we are

Continua Group was founded by a team of experienced educational leaders and mental health professionals who have dedicated their careers to serving youth historically underserved. Continua Group’s consultants have worked as educational leaders in turn-around schools and school systems P-12, day treatment facilities for children with emotional behavior disorders, and with incarcerated youth. Continua Group consultants have served as central office administrators, school administrators, school psychologists, mental health counselors, special education teachers and intervention specialists. We have supported students, families, teachers, staff and leaders across several regions. As a team we are dedicated to helping children actualize their full potential as learners, leaders and active participants in their communities.

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Chris L Daikos MiT, MEd, EdS.

Christopher Daikos is an experienced educational & psychological consultant, school administrator, special education teacher and school psychologist. He has expertise in the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework, Positive Behavioral Supports, and school-based mental health. He has a track record of reducing disciplinary exclusions through the use of psychological interventions and restorative practices. His research interests are System-wide Intervention Implementation, School Administrators Stress Reduction, system-wide Interventions for Emotional Behavioral Disorder and Social & Emotional Learning.

 

EDUCATION

  • BA in Ecological Studies, Minor: Philosophy, Seattle University
  • MiT in Teaching Special Education, Seattle University
  • MEd in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Washington
  • EdS in School Psychology, University of Washington
  • PhD candidate, University of Washington

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Washington State School Psychologist
  • Washington State Principal
  • Washington State Program Administrator
  • Washington State Teaching (Special Education & Social Studies 6-12)

AWARDS

  • Seattle University, College of Education Alumni Achievement Award - 2011
  • University of Washington, College of Education International Travel Grant(Albania) 2012
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Courtney Vollan Daikos, MEd

Courtney Vollan Daikos is an experienced urban educational leader with over 15 years of public school experience as a classroom teacher, instructional coach and K-12 administrator. She served as an elementary interventionist in Chicago Public Schools, an instructional literacy coach in Seattle Public Schools and as a K-12 administrator for Highline Public Schools as system-level assistant director, high school assistant principal and elementary principal. Her passion for equitable growth of all students and adults has led to demonstrable change in the schools and systems she has served, including significant improvement for: reading; math; writing; language acquisition; science; social studies; and affective behaviors of students in culturally and economically diverse settings.

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Instructional growth for teachers and staff utilizing evidence-based practices aligned to the CCSS
  • Leadership for responsive systems of affective growth including social-emotional learning, emotional regulation, response to ACEs or trauma and implementation of behavioral and mental health interventions
  • Instructional design for increased language acquisition and content learning of ELL students
  • STEAM systems such as discourse strategies for the mathematical practices of the CCSS, the Next Generation Science Standards, arts and technology integration
  • Strategic, creative staffing solutions utilizing multiple educational fiscal sources
  • Systems for professional learning and data cycles of inquiry to inform progress/growth of students, adults and community
  • Culturally responsive practices for family and community engagement

EDUCATION

  • BS in Elementary Education, University of Illinois
  • MEd in Educational Policy Studies, University of Washington
  • P-3 Executive Leadership Certification, University of Washington