Annemieke Golly, Ph.D., was born and raised in the Netherlands and is currently a research scientist at the Oregon Research Institute. As a certified special education teacher, she taught elementary children with a range of special needs for 25 years. Dr. Golly received her Ph.D. in Special Education at the University of Oregon. Her areas of expertise are early and preventive intervention, behavior management, and classroom and schoolwide management. Dr. Golly has been instrumental in designing, implementing, and conducting nationwide research on the First Step program. She also has implemented behavior management strategies for pre-K through grade 12 throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa, and Turkey. For the past 5 years, she has been training, coaching, and providing technical assistance to school and youth services staffs in the Netherlands for nationwide implementation of First Step and BEST Behavior, a K–12 positive behavior support program.