Debbie Cazares completed her Ph.D. at Capella University, her MA at Teacher’s College/Columbia University and her undergraduate studies at UCLA. Debbie is an Associate Professor in the Early Childhood Education Department at Riverside City College, where she has been a full time faculty member since 1999. While on faculty at RCC, Debbie developed the Early Childhood Intervention Assistant Certificate and Associate Degree programs. Debbie is primarily interested in effectively supporting children who exhibit challenging behaviors. Her research interest focuses on positive behavior support methods for both teachers and parents.