David Putnam is currently the Director of Oregon Response to Instruction and Intervention (ORTIi). ORTIi is an Oregon Department of Education funded initiative that provides coaching, training, and technical assistance to school districts in Oregon that are implementing Response to Instruction and Intervention systems. These systems are designed to support the needs of ALLstudents and provide an evidence-based framework for identifying students with Specific Learning Disabilities. ORTIi has developed and utilizes a comprehensive RTI framework that focuses on 9 components that are essential for effective and sustainable implementation. For the past 13 years, ORTIi coaches have worked closely with 103 school districts to develop the leadership capacity, assessment and teaming practices, and the collective teacher efficacy necessary to significantly improve the educational lives of the students they serve.