Michelle Cassavaugh

Project Director I, CBHI Trainer and Consultant and MTSS -B Trainer
Phone: (603) 862-4214
Office: UNH CHHS Institute on Disability, 10 West Edge, Durham, NH 03824


Michelle Cassavaugh provides training, consultation, and technical assistance in the development and expansion of implementation of school-wide Multi-tiered Systems of Support, and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Prior to joining the Institute on Disability, Ms. Cassavaugh worked with at-risk youth in Phoenix, Arizona as a caseworker, program manager, special education director, and administrator for the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections. During her 15-year career in juvenile justice, Michelle was co-lead of the PBIS Team, was a presenter at the National PBIS Leadership Forum, and co-authored multiple journal publications.

Returning to the public-school setting in 2016, Michelle worked as a preK-12 school psychologist and was a member of the district crisis response team, MTSS team, threat assessment review team, and an internship supervisor. Studying under Dr. Bruce Perry, Michelle received certification in both Phase I and Phase II of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and is also an approved National Association of School Psychologist (NASP) PREPaRE trainer.  


  • University of Massachusetts Lowell – B.A., Psychology
  •  Ottawa University – M.Ed., School Psychology


  • School Psychologist – Arizona
  • School Psychologist – New Hampshire


  • M., School Psychology, Ottawa University