Abbie Lareau is the Director of Client Services. She has worked as a teacher, administrator, staff developer, and consultant in urban and suburban districts in Massachusetts and Connecticut for over twenty years. Abbie has also dedicated her efforts to teaching and creating courses and programs at the undergraduate and graduate level including the design of the 180 Days program at UMASS Amherst. Abbie has presented at educational conferences, consulted in hundreds of school districts, and has published studies for national, state, and local organizations. Her current work focuses on supporting RBTs mission of educational improvement efforts including: improving teacher preparation and strengthening teacher quality, employing effective teaching strategies, planning for social emotional learning, strengthening social justice through high expectations teaching, developing collective efficacy through the cultivation of professional learning teams, providing effective feedback, fostering collaborative leadership, and strengthening school culture.