Will you be teaching SMARTS next year? Spend time with the SMARTS team to explore the curriculum, dig into SMARTS strategies, learn with your peers, and develop a customized implementation plan for a new year. Our SMARTS Workshop comprises 10 hours of hands-on training led by SMARTS staff.
Michael Greschler, M.Ed., Director of SMARTS
Michael Greschler, M.Ed. is the Director of the SMARTS program for ResearchILD. Over the past 7 years, he has worked to develop and grow the SMARTS program, collaborating with teachers and administrators in schools and leading a nationwide pilot of SMARTS Online in its first year. Since ResearchILD launched SMARTS in the fall of 2015, Michael has supported close to 2,000 SMARTS educators around the world, helping them to bring the power of executive function strategies into the classroom. In addition, Michael is on the conference committee for the Learning Differences Conference. As an educational specialist at the Institute for Learning and Development, Michael uses executive function strategy instruction to support teenagers and young adults.
Shelly Levy, M.Ed., M.S., Curriculum Coordinator
Shelly Levy, M.Ed., M.S. is the SMARTS Curriculum Coordinator, Teacher Trainer, and Educational Specialist at the Institutes of Learning and Development in Lexington, MA. She has over 25 years of experience in the field of Special Education. Shelly has a M.Ed. from the David Yellin Teachers College, Rachel Shazar Special Education Institute in Jerusalem; and an M.S. in Management from Lesley University. As a former Director of Support Services, she is well versed in professional development on learning differences and best practices, and providing direct strategy instruction to students. As a member of the SMARTS team, she was instrumental in the creation of the SMARTS Elementary Curriculum which was launched in August, 2019. Shelly oversaw the SMARTS After the Bell service-learning program in Woburn at the Shamrock Elementary School and the Joyce Middle School, and she coaches teachers across the country who implement the SMARTS Elementary and Secondary Executive Function curriculum. As an Educational Specialist, she works with students of all ages who struggle with learning, attention, and executive function issues, ranging from the elementary grades through college. She believes strongly that with the right approach, patience, and explicit instruction, every individual can succeed.