- Remediation and intervention
David Putnam began his work in the Tigard-Tualatin School District as a manager with the OrRTI project in 2007. He left to work as TTSD’s assessment coordinator and response to intervention coach. In this role he managed district-wide assessment activities, developed assessment systems for monitoring student progress and worked with secondary schools to develop RTI practices. Prior to his work in TTSD, Putnam worked as a school psychologist in public and private schools in the U.S. and abroad. He earned his master’s degree and doctorate in school psychology from the University of Oregon. Direct and repeated measurement, evidence-based practices, and data-based decision making are cornerstones of his educational philosophy that have guided research and practice throughout his career.