Sally Hansen

Director of Development and Technical Assistance

  • Positive Early Learning Experiences Center

Professional Biography

Sally began working in early childhood education and children’s mental health in 2001. As a family therapist, an early childhood education behavior consultant and early childhood program administrator, Sally blended the mental health framework with an educational approach to fully understand and support children and families.  Since 2014, Sally has provided technical assistance to early learning programs adopting the Pyramid Model and focusing on Inclusion. She is experienced in designing and delivering professional development using proven adult learning strategies and implementation science. Sally has extensive experience assisting classroom staff to implement evidence-based practices in inclusive settings, providing coaching to individuals and program leadership teams, and leading a state implementation team for cross-sector collaboration.