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Michael McSheehan is a national leader in education and systems change, who is recognized for his exceptional skills in working with school and district teams to:

  • Implement equity-based inclusive education and Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS)

  • Improve outcomes for ALL learners, including learners who have been historically marginalized

  • Solve challenging problems and build capacity with leaders to evolve their education systems and create lasting positive effect for learners.


Among his many activities during his nearly 20 years with the University of New Hampshire, Michael:

  • Co-led the Center on Inclusive Education at the Institute on Disability/UCED

  • Served as the Coordinator of Technical Assistance for the School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Education Center

  • Co-developed The Beyond Access Model: Promoting Membership, Participation and Learning for Students with Disabilities in the General Education Classroom

  • Coordinated with the NH Department of Education, seven elementary schools and five school districts to develop and implement a blended Response-to-Intervention (RtI) for literacy and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model for academic and behavioral supports (NH RESPONDS).


E&E is a desirable match for the needs of education agencies in many ways. Three key attractors include: 

  • Bold Beliefs: Most educators are in the field because they have a deep held passion for the difference they might make in a child’s life. E&E reminds educators and administrators of their core beliefs about and passions for teaching and learning. E&E imbues the belief that all children - and adults - can learn and achieve to high standards. 


  • Strengths and Humor: Educators and education leaders have experienced decades of punitive and deficit-oriented approaches to school improvement. They are regularly sent a message that they are not doing enough or enough of the “right” things for their learners and families. E&E takes a strengths-based approach with strategic use of humor to leveraging teachers and leaders gifts and talents, and fostering an enjoyable work environment. 


  • Evolving and Effective Teaching Models: Two lasting trends in education are the application of “tiered instructional models,” known as Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) and inclusive education, where the inclusion of EACH learner is essential to the success of ALL learners. These models have sustained broad-use by education agencies, not only because they are codified in education law, but also because they make sense and show positive effects. More recently with shifting needs of learners and schools, these models have evolved to incorporate social- emotional, mental health and wellness in addition to behavior and academic aspects of teaching and learning. Michael McSheehan, owner of E&E, has developed and implemented these models with school districts across the country for more than ten years. E&E is on the cutting edge of MTSS and inclusive education models.