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. Prior to joining the Institute on Disability, Ms. Cassavaugh worked with at-risk youth in Phoenix, Arizona where she worked 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 Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (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 – School Psychology M.Ed


  • School Psychologist - Arizona
  • School Psychologist – New Hampshire