About Us

Located at the University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning, the Transition Coalition maximizes professional development focusing on secondary school reform and transition at the national, state, and local levels.

We believe that a comprehensive professional development approach requires more than just a one-shot inservice training. The Transition Coalition designs training that leads to change, supporting transition teams as they learn research-based effective practices how to develop and enhance comprehensive transition services for youth with disabilities.

We create professional development plans by combining face-to-face and online training with a variety of technical assistance methods. We customize training for districts and states to meet each entity's specific needs. Our approach includes self-assessment, various training techniques including online and face-to-face training as well as social networking, and includes ongoing technical assistance and support.

Our professional development opportunities are grounded in up-to-date research and effective practices in professional development and transition.


Mary Morningstar, PhD
Associate Professor
Dana Lattin
Assistant Director
Amy Carlson
Web Programmer
Barb Bosche
Program Associate
Marysa Sacerdote
Administrative Assistant
Hyunjoo Lee
Graduate Research Assistant
Stephanie Ray-Oyler
Program Associate
Megan Gentry
Program Assistant
Jenny Welch-Buller
Research Assistant

Transition Coalition
University of Kansas
Center for Research on Learning
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
1122 W. Campus Rd. Rm 521
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101

Phone: 785-864-0686
Fax: 785-864-4149