ShiftED, Inc.




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from one place to another, especially over a small distance.

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Mission & Vision


ShiftED is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that equips educators through MTSS intervention services and professional development, and engages parents through parental advocacy.


Our vision is to dismantle barriers and shift towards equitable education so every student succeeds.

Our goal

By building educator capacity and developing parent partnerships, ShiftED strengthens instruction, transforms school culture, and creates the conditions necessary for every single student to thrive in school and life.


Our Focus

At ShiftED, Inc., we work to advance educational equity by building educators’ capacity focused on six IMPACT areas:

Intervention Program for Educators



MTSS Implementation in K–12 Schools

Parental Advocacy

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

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Problem definition

The Problem

Disparities persist for students with learning exceptionalities, who perform significantly lower in mathematics and science than their peers, despite schools having access to resources like Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to improve outcomes.

Causes of the Problem

  • Lack of Administrative Support
  • Systematic Approach to MTSS
  • Teacher Buy-In
  • Teacher Perceptions of Student Ability
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The evidence

Grade 8 Mathematics

Grade 8 Science

Students with disabilities (SWD)

Students without disabilities (SWOD)

Data from the National Assessment of Education Progress (2019, 2022)

What we offer

Business Education
Teachers Planning Classes
Family day

Intervention Program

Provides in-person (or virtual) MTSS intervention program support tailored to address campus and student needs.

Professional Development

Ongoing training series for educators to build skills around cultural competence, implicit bias, and inclusive instructional practices.

Parental Advocacy

Workshops and advocacy services for caregivers on education laws/policies, instructional strategies, IEPs, and empowering parents to be change agents. We also attend ARDs to support and advocate for families.

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What makes us Different


We align our work to three theoretical frameworks:

  • Educational Equity Theory
  • Principles of Adult Learning
  • Transformative Learning Theory

K–12 Experience

Over 10 years of experience in education.

  • Secondary Science Teacher
  • Science Content Lead
  • Math & Science Instructional Coach
  • Program Manager
  • Director of Professional Learning
  • Education Consultant

Research Experience

Our CEO & Founder, Andrea Pickens, has conducted extensive research in the areas of Learning and Organizational Change and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support implementation through her doctoral studies at Baylor University.

Professional Certifications

  • 4–8 Science Texas Teaching Certificate
  • Special Education Supplemental Certificate
  • Texas Education Agency approved CPE Provider
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