Rayann Silva supports training and development for the SAMHSA funded School Mental Health supplement that is part of the Northwest Mental Heath Technology Transfer Center covering the Region10 states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. In addition, she supports the Technical Assistance Core (TACore) providing systems-change training and technical assistance to state, local agencies, and various districts across the state.
Rayann may be one of the newest additions to the UW SMART Center, but her professional career spans across many years, roles, and agencies. While Rayann began her professional journey as an ABA Therapist for children with Autism, she eventually grew an interest in prevention and became a teacher. In her previous role, she served as a district administrator in Tacoma Public Schools leading the development and implementation of district-wide social emotional learning for in and out of school time. She has also supported district MTSS implementation through professional development, coaching, and program evaluation across many districts across Washington State.
Rayann has a bachelor’s in psychology and Master of Education from the University of Puget Sound. Her special talent is travelling, and her happy places include anywhere sunny on a beach–or in Microsoft Excel.