Training and Development Coordinator, Vermont BEST Project

Amy is the Training and Development Coordinator for the Vermont BEST Project, supported by the Agency of Education (AOE) to provide training and technical assistance to help Vermont schools address the needs of students who are at risk of or who have emotional and behavioral challenges.

Her activities focus on the planning and implementation of Vermont Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (VTPBIS), which is presently active in approximately half of Vermont schools. Amy's responsibilities include exploring research-validated practices to be introduced into Vermont schools and providing professional development opportunities for educators and their interagency partners via an annual BEST/VTmtss Summer Institute and regional workshops. Amy is a Technical Assistance provider for the Champlain region and also serves as an instructor for graduate courses.

Awards and Recognition

  • Staff Recognition Award, College of Education and Social Services (2021)
  • Vermont New School Counselor of the Year, Vermont School Counselors Association (2014)
Amy Wheeler-Sutton

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Education/Special Education
  • School Counseling


  • M.S. in Education: Professional School Counseling – The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
  • B.A. in Communications, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY


  • (802) 656-9349
Office Location:

Mann Hall - 3rd Floor, 208 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405

  1. Vermont PBIS