Team

chris

Founder

Chris L. Daikos MiT, MEd, EdS.

Christopher L. Daikos is an experienced educational & psychological consultant, school administrator, special education teacher and school psychologist. He seeks to help school systems develop an egalitarian psychological approach to the educational experience. Trauma Informed Multi-tiered System of Supports (T-MTSS) framework, Positive Behavioral Supports, and School-Based Mental Health are effective means of delivery for these psychological tools. Christopher supports schools to implement sustainable practices for addressing anxiety, depression, self-soothing and a lexicon for communicating psychological needs. Chris has seen that these approaches result in resilient youth, schools and communities.

Christopher’s first position as a special education teacher, at an alternative program serving students with “emotional behavior disorders” no longer welcome in their comprehensive high schools, has driven his entire career in education. 

Courtney

Founder

Courtney Vollan Daikos MEd

Courtney Vollan Daikos is an educational leader with over 20 years of public school leadership experience as classroom teacher, instructional coach, K-12 administrator and as a consultant. She served as an elementary interventionist in Chicago Public Schools and an instructional literacy coach in Seattle Public Schools. Courtney then served as an administrator for Highline Public Schools, just South of Seattle, one of the most ethnically diverse school districts in the United States. Courtney served as Assistant Director for Title 1 & ELL services, High School Assistant Principal and Elementary Principal while in Highline. Courtney's leadership fostered significant improvement for student learning in ELA, language acquisition, STEM, social science, emotional and behavioral learning in the schools and systems she served. Additionally, In 2016-17, as a Partnership Director for Equal Opportunity Schools, Courtney supported 12 high schools in IL, WI and MD to increase enrollment of first time students of color and poverty in rigorous, college-bound coursework by over 1,100 students.

Vincent

Consultant

Vincent D. Perez MPA

Vincent’s vocation is dedicated to the art and skill of teaching. Meaningful learning experiences that honor the dignity and identity of participants is his first priority. Vincent serves with the Continua Consulting Group on Trauma-Informed MTSS and with the team at Character Strong. Vincent currently leads Rethink Manhood (working with men and boys to dismantle patriarchy) and is building the Equity Institute. Vincent’s practice is rooted in experiential education with a focus on culturally responsive pedagogy, ethnic studies, family engagement, healing-centered engagement, juvenile justice reform, Latinx bilingual leadership, near-peer mentorship and systemic change.

Brianne

Consultant

Brianne Rokey EdS

Brianne Rokey is a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP) and an Associate Mental Health Counselor (LMHCA) in the state of Washington. Her passions lie in behavioral intervention design and implementation, mental health counseling, assessment, and special education law. After receiving her Education Specialist (EdS) degree in School Psychology from the University of Washington, Brianne served as a school psychologist in Seattle Public Schools. 

Heather

Consultant

Heather Wixom-Sweeney

Heather Wixom-Sweeney is an experienced urban educational leader with 17+ years of public school experience as a K-12 Special Education teacher and system-level program designer and coordinator. She provides extensive knowledge in the use of adult learning principles, integrating data-based practices, implementation of technology systems, and professional development(PD) design and delivery.

Tovah

Consultant

Tovah Fairshot

Since 2011, Tovah Fairshot has provided specialized educational and behavioral services to youth, ranging K-12. Tovah served as a special education teacher in Seattle Public Schools, a behavior specialist and curriculum developer in Las Vegas, and a district behavior specialist and PBIS Coach for Federal Way Public Schools, the most diverse school district in Washington state. Tovah found her passion developing relationships, building wraparound supports, and educating youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities (EBD) within a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework. From her experiences in the classroom and developing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum in a variety of school districts, Tovah focused on changing and growing school climate and culture to aid in the support for all students and staff, through Positive Behavior Interventions and Systems (PBIS). In addition, Tovah has partnered with numerous schools and districts to develop supports and resources for students that identify within the LGBTQIA+ community in order to make schools safe, welcoming, and inclusive of all.

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Consultant

James Miles

James Miles is excited to have joined the Continua Consulting team in 2020 after moving to Seattle in 2016 from New York City, where he worked as an educator in the NYC public school system for almost 20 years. Currently the Executive Director of Mentor Washington, Miles was previously the Executive Director of Seattle based Arts Corps. Originally from Chicago, Miles has worked internationally as an artist and educator, who was inspired to foment change after seeing so many children that looked like him, get disregarded and treated like criminals by our educational systems. His acclaimed TedX Talk focuses on his mission to narrow achievement gaps using the arts as a tool to navigate inequitable educational systems. Miles is a Mayoral Appointee to the Seattle Arts Commission, and on the advisory board of SXSW EDU.