We are a team of behavior analysts interested in collaborating with caregivers, school personnel, and other stakeholders on increasing prosocial skills in children with severe problem behavior. We work with children with a variety of diagnoses and ability levels.
Jessica Sellers, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA is a board certified behavior analyst with over 10 years of experience working with children, families, and schools in a variety of contexts. She began her career as a teacher before helping to create the Behavior Support Team of Metro Nashville Public Schools. Jessica took on the role of team lead, supervising and building high-quality behavioral supports for students.
Her desire to work with parents grows out of not only her experience providing in-home Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, but also her work with parents in the school system. As a mama of two herself, Jessica sees and relates with the daily struggle of parents who need help navigating behavioral issues at home, regardless of disability status. She provides thoughtful, positive intervention strategies that are appropriate for a child’s developmental level and seeks to work with parents as partners, empowering families to teach their children positive replacement behaviors.
Her school-based expertise also includes providing consultative services to facilitate the creation of functional assessment-based behavior intervention plans for individual students, and collaborating with school personnel and other stakeholders to ensure these plans are both research-based and feasible.
Bailey Copeland M.Ed., BCBA is a doctoral student in special education at Vanderbilt University. Originally from New Orleans, she moved to Nashville to study special education. After receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in special education at Vanderbilt University, Bailey worked as a behavior analyst in Metro Nashville Public Schools. Bailey has the ability to bring highly technical strategies to home and school settings to see positive results, and her creativity for making these strategies work towards positive behavioral change is endless. Her expertise includes assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, collaboration between home and school, and designing interventions to increase functional communication.
Jessica Paranczak M.Ed., BCBA is a doctoral student in special education at Vanderbilt University. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in elementary and special education and a master’s degree in special education from Vanderbilt University. Before coming back to Vanderbilt, Jessica worked as a behavior analyst in both a residential clinical setting and a city school district. Jessica’s expertise includes incorporating language-based interventions into treatment of problem behavior. She offers a wealth of knowledge and resources for creating plans that increase socially appropriate behaviors in children.