Our Team

Social-Emotional Learning

Tiffany Creager

Tiffany Creager is a licensed school social worker. She has a background as an Early Childhood Education Director where she collaborated with teachers, board members, and parents to create an environment in which students could thrive academically, socially, and emotionally no matter the family’s financial circumstance. She was a School Social Worker for close to 600 students and partnered with administrators, teachers, and parents to integrate trauma sensitive practices school-wide which enabled them to see office referrals for aggressive behavior decrease from 59 in the first nine weeks to less than 10 in the third nine weeks. Tiffany was also a Director of School-Based Services for a Community Mental Health Center where she collaborated with over twenty schools to integrate mental health services and provide supportive training for mental health providers and educators. Additionally, she provided clinical therapeutic services to youth, adults, and families.

Tiffany specializes in social and emotional learning, trauma-informed schools, mindfulness, and supporting students’ and teachers’ mental health. She (and a co- presenter) recently partnered with the Indiana School Mental Health Initiative to provide training across the state of Indiana aimed at supporting the mental health of students in the classroom.

Testimonials:

“I am grateful for Mrs. Creager’s influence upon our daily routines at Mt. Comfort Elementary. While she was at Mt. Comfort, she emphasized mindfulness and implemented cool-down zones in our classroom. She also initiated the Character Counts program —  in which students demonstrate strong character attributes rather than simply learn about them. I teach first grade, and the students who came into my room last year already knew how to reach into their “mental toolboxes” and retrieve tools that Mrs. Creager had put in them the year before so they could be successful each day and in every circumstance. I appreciate  Mrs. Creager’s  work in giving our students the building blocks they need for success in life.”  ~Amy McCleery, 1st grade teacher

“Mrs. Creager was an incredible asset to the students and staff within our building.  She had such an amazing way of connecting with students and helping staff members do the same.  I was truly blessed in my time of working with Mrs. Creager to learn so many skills that were helpful in working with students in my classroom.  For example, she taught myself and my class the ability to breathe and relax through times that may have caused anxiety, for example – state testing.  I saw so many students use these skills during testing each day and even after in the general classroom.  Mrs. Creager’s knowledge about mental health would be an asset to any organization or facility.” ~Ashley Schenck, 5th grade teacher

“I would highly recommend working with Tiffany Creager and INcompassing Education. Tiffany’s engaging presentation and expertise in Social Emotional Learning through a Trauma Informed Lens resonated and sparked conversations among our staff. Dianne and Tiffany were extremely supportive in helping to design and implement a Professional Development experience to meet our specific needs.” ~Deb Bishop, Counselor, Roosevelt Middle School

Special Education

Amanda Rinehart

For 15 years, Amanda has been an educator in urban settings. She has a Master’s degree in both Educational Leadership and Administration and in Applied Behavioral Analysis with a focus on autism.

Amanda has been a classroom teacher, Building Options Coordinator for Indianapolis Public Schools, middle and high alternative school interim coordinator, and an Assistant Principal in a charter school. She has developed academic and behavioral plans, helped to reduce the number of suspensions or expulsions, led data collection, analysis, reporting for the Alternative Education Department, and provided data-driven procedures and strategies to implement for students to be successful in their least restrictive environment.

Amanda provides professional development for Autism and Alternative Education.

Testimonials:

Kim Corsaro, Asst. Superintendent of Fayette County Schools
“[Amanda gave a] great presentation and information. [She is] very knowledgeable and came with a lot of great ideas.”

J.P. Mayer, Teacher at Hauser Jr-Sr High

“[Amanda is] speaking from experience and we appreciate that. [She] definitely gave me some strategies for the classroom and that’s exactly why I came today. Thank you!!”

Dr. Joe Brown, Superintendent of Elwood Community School Corporation

“Everyone involved appreciated how Amanda asked open-ended questions to gain insight into our current programming. Her suggestions are based on research and best practice. We [now] have a plan in place to better our programming.”