June Gothberg is Project State Technical Assistance Coordinator and a Research Associate for Western Michigan University. In her role, she provides technical assistance to state and local districts with an emphasis on capacity building and data-based decision making. Previously, Mrs. Gothberg spent 10 years in the classroom, teaching at-risk students and students with special needs. In collaboration, she developed a countywide transition program for students ages 18-26, which continues to receive exemplary post-school outcome results. Further, with her business background and teaching experience she created a successful business for young adults with severe disabilities. Mrs. Gothberg delivers numerous workshops and courses in transition planning, cooperative learning, self determination, person-centered planning, universal design, data-based decision making, and program evaluation. Her research activities include measurement of longitudinal databases, multi-site, multi-level evaluation, individual education plans (IEPs), inclusive education, using participatory action research, workforce development, vocational placement and evaluation, youth gang prevention and intervention, and prisoner release initiatives. Mrs. Gothberg's presents her research at national and international conferences including the American Educational Research Association, American Evaluation Association, Canadian Evaluation Association, and Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference. In addition, June is completing her final year of her doctoral degree in Educational Evaluation, Measurement, and Research.