Faculty Profiles

Dr. Jose Castillo

Dr. Jose Castillo, Ph.D., NCSP

Castillo headshot
Associate Professor and School Psychology Program Director
Director, Institute for School Reform

Phone: (813) 974-5507
Email: jmcastil@usf.edu

Dr. Jose Castillo graduated with a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Florida in 2009. He completed a pre-doctoral internship through the Florida Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Project at the University of South Florida and the Pasco County School District. Prior to joining the School Psychology Program faculty at the University of South Florida in August of 2011, he worked as a program evaluator for the Florida Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Project and a school psychologist in the Pasco County School District.

His research interests include evaluating multi-tiered system of supports implementation through a systems change lens, and professional and practice issues in school psychology.

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Consultation: Organizational/Systems Change
  • Consultation Skills & Staff Development
  • Supervision Processes in School Psychology
  • Advanced Seminar in School Psychology
  • Graduate Seminar in School Psychology

Publications

*Graduate student co-author
**Post-Doc co-author

Journal Articles

Parker, J., Castillo, J.M., & Jenkins, A.* (in press). Academic-oriented services provided by school psychologists: Current trends and factors that limit and facilitate their delivery of academic-oriented services. Trainers’ Forum.

Castillo, J.M., Wang, J.* Daye, J.*, Shum, K.*, & March, A.L. (2017). A longitudinal investigation of the relations between professional development, educators’ beliefs and perceived skills, and RtI implementation. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation. doi: 10.1080/10474412.2017.1394864

Castillo, J.M., Arroyo, J.*, Sabnis, S.*, Tan, S.Y.*, & Mattison, A.* (2017). Facilitators of and barriers to model school psychological services. Psychology in the Schools, 54(2), 152-168. doi: 10.1002/pits.21991

Shriberg, D., Brooks, K.*, Castillo, J.M., Clinton, A., Goforth, A.N., Mueller, T., & Newman, D.S. (2017). Statement from journal’s editorial leadership: Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation as an interdisciplinary outlet for transformative consultation research from across the globe. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation. doi: 10.1080/10474412.2017.1360040

Castillo, J.M., March, A.L., Tan, S.Y.*, Stockslager, K., & Brundage, A.** (2016). Relationships between ongoing professional development and educators’ beliefs relative to Response to Intervention. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 32(4), 287-312. doi: 10.1080/15377903.2016.1207736

Castillo, J.M., March, A., Tan, S.Y.*, Stockslager, K., Brundage, A.**, McCullough, M.*, & Sabnis, S.* (2016). Relationships between ongoing professional development and educators’ perceived skills relative to Response to Intervention. Psychology in the Schools, 53(9), 893-910. doi: 10.1002/pits

Castillo, J.M., Wolgemuth, J.R., Barclay, C.*, Mattison, A.*, Tan, S.Y.*, Sabnis, S.*, Brundage, A.**, & Marshall, L.* (2016). A qualitative study of facilitators and barriers related to comprehensive and integrated school psychological services. Psychology in the Schools, 53(6), 641-658. doi: 10.1002/pits.21932

Castillo, J.M., Dorman, C.D., Gaunt, B., Hardcastle, B., Justice, K., & March, A.L. (2016). Design research as a mechanism for consultants to facilitate and evaluate educational innovations. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 26(1), 25-48. doi: 10.1080/10474412.2015.1039125

Castillo, J.M., March, A.L.**, Stockslager, K.**, & Hines, C.V. (2016). Measuring educators’ perceptions of their skills relative to Response to Intervention: A psychometric study of a survey tool. Assessment for Effective Intervention. 41(2), 94-108. doi: 0.1177/1534508415616583

March, A.L., Castillo, J.M., Batsche, G.M., & Kincaid, D. (2016). Relationship between systems coaching and problem-solving implementation fidelity in a Response to Intervention model. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 32(2), 147-177. doi: 10.1080/15377903.2016.1165326

Bohanon, H., Castillo, J.M., & Afton, M* (2015). Embedding self-determination and futures planning within a schoolwide framework. Intervention in School and Clinic, 50(4), 203-209. doi: 10.1177/1053451214546407

Castillo, J.M., Dedrick. R.F., March, A.L.**, Stockslager, K.M.**, Hines, C.V., & Tan, S.Y.* (2015).  Development and initial validation of a scale measuring the beliefs of educators regarding Response to Intervention. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 31, 1-30. doi: 10.1080/15377903.2014.938282.

Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., Brundage, A.**, March, A.L.**, & Stockslager, K.M.** (2014). Comparisons of response rates, respondent demographics, and item responses for web-based and mail survey modes in a national study of school psychologists. Trainers’ Forum, 32(2), 32-50.

Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., & Tan, S.Y.* (2014). Personnel needs in school psychology: A 10-year follow-up study on predicted personnel shortages. Psychology in the Schools, 51, 832-849. doi: 10.1002/pits.21786

Armistead, L., Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., Chappel, A.*, & Cunningham, J.* (2013). School psychologists’ continuing professional development preferences and practices. Psychology in the Schools, 50(4), 415-432. doi: 10.1002/pits.21684

Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., & Gelley, C.* (2013). Gender and race in school psychology. School Psychology Review, 42, 262-279.

Book Chapters

Castillo, J.M. (2014). Best practices in program evaluation in a model of Response to Intervention/Multi-Tiered System of Supports. In P.L. Harrison & A. Thomas (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology: Foundations (pp. 329-342). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Castillo, J.M., & Curtis, M.J., (2014). Best practices in systems-level change. In P.L. Harrison & A. Thomas (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology: Systems-level services (pp. 11-28). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Castillo, J.M. (2013). Evidence-based interventions. In D.C. Wiley & A.C. Cory (Eds.), Encyclopedia of school health (pp. 225-227). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Castillo, J.M., Torgesen, J.K., Powell-Smith, K.A., & Al-Otaiba, S. (2009). Examining the decision reliability and validity of three reading fluency measures for predicting outcomes on statewide reading accountability tests. In R.K. Wagner, S. Schatsneider, & C. Phythian-Sence (Eds.), Beyond decoding: The behavioral and biological foundations of reading comprehension (pp. 195-223). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Batsche, G.M., Castillo, J.M., Dixon, D.N., & Forde, S. (2008). Best practices in linking assessment to intervention. In A. Thomas, & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology V (pp. 177-194). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Curtis, M.J., Castillo, J.M., & Cohen, R.M. (2008). Best practices in system-level change. In A. Thomas, & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology V (pp. 887-902). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Batsche, G.M., Curtis, M.J., Dorman, C., Castillo, J.M., & Porter, L.J. (2007). The Florida Problem-Solving/Response to Intervention model: Implementing a statewide initiative. In S.R. Jimerson, M.K. Burns, & A.M. VanDerHeyden (Eds.), Handbook of Response to Intervention: The science and practice of assessment and intervention (pp. 378-395). New York, NY: Springer Science & Business Media, LLC.

Peer-Reviewed Newsletters and Other Publications

Castillo, J.M., & Batsche, G.M. (2012, June). Scaling-up Response to Intervention: The influence of policy and research and the role of program evaluation. Communique, 40(8), 14-16.

Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., & Gelley, C.* (2012, June). School psychology 2010 – Part2: School psychologists’ professional practices and implications for the field. Communique, 40(8), 4-6.

Curtis, M.J., Castillo, J.M., & Gelley, C.* (2012, May). School psychology 2010: Demographics, employment, and the context for professional practices – Part 1. Communique, 40(7), 1, 28-30.

Curtis, M., Lopez, A., Castillo, J., Batsche, G., Minch, D., & Smith, J.C. (2008). The status of school psychology: Demographic characteristics, employment conditions, professional practices, and continuing professional development. Communique, 36(5), 27-29.

Castillo, J.M., Cohen, R.M., & Curtis, M.J. (2007, June). A Problem Solving/Response to Intervention model as systems-level change. Communique, 35(8), 34, 36, 38-40.

Castillo, J.M., Porter, L.J., Curtis, M., & Batsche, G. (2005, October). The effects of evidence-based reading intervention on socially important outcomes. Communique, 34 (2), 14, 16.

Porter, L.J., Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M., & Batsche G. (2005, October). Early intervention programs that address reading and behavior difficulties. Communique, 34 (2), 16-17.               

Grants

Grants

Castillo, J.M. (2018). Student Support Services Project ($1,874,599). Florida Department of Education Discretionary Project Grant.

Castillo, J.M., & Batsche, G.M. (2018). The Florida Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Project ($1,749,744). Florida Department of Education Discretionary Project Grant.

Castillo, J.M., & Batsche, G.M. (2018). The Florida Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Technology Project ($1,888,139). Florida Department of Education Discretionary Project Grant.

Castillo, J.M., & Batsche, G.M. (2018). Differentiated Accountability Plan ($2,901,999). Florida Department of Education Discretionary Project Grant.

Castillo, J.M., & Batsche, G.M. (2018). 21st Century Community Learning Centers ($3,000,000). Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Family and Community Outreach.

Castillo, J.M., & Batsche, G.M. (2018). Title I, Part A - Program Improvement and Technical Assistance ($196,177). Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Federal Education Programs.

Castillo, J.M., & Batsche, G.M. (2018). Title I, Part C - Education of Migratory Children – Migrant Education Program Technical Support ($220,400). Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Federal Education Programs.

Castillo, J.M., & Batsche, G.M. (2018). Title IX, Part A – Education for Homeless Children and Youth State Activities Project. ($273,000). Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Federal Education Programs.

Castillo, J.M., Wolgemuth, J.R., & Socie, D. (2018). A Mixed Methods Systematic Review of the Effects of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Focused Professional Learning on Educator and Implementation Outcomes ($5,000). University of South Florida College of Education Mini-Grant.

Castillo, J.M. (2017). Sulphur Springs Community School evaluation ($6,383). Contract received from the Tampa Metropolitan YMCA to conduct the evaluation portion of a Center for Community Schools and Child Welfare Innovation [University of Central Florida] Community School Implementation Grant.

Blair, K.C., Castillo, J.M., Cividini-Motta, C., & Crosland, K. (2017-2022). Project EBAS: Enhancing behavior analytic services for children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders ($1,116,825). United States Department of Education: Office of Special Education Programs (#H325K170085).

Batsche, G.M., & Castillo, J.M. (2017). Student Support Services Project ($1,874,599). Florida Department of Education Discretionary Project Grant.

Batsche, G.M., & Castillo, J.M. (2017). The Florida Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Project ($1,749,744). Florida Department of Education Discretionary Project Grant.

Batsche, G.M., & Castillo, J.M. (2017). The Florida Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Technology Project ($1,888,139). Florida Department of Education Discretionary Project Grant.

Batsche, G.M., & Castillo, J.M. (2016). The Florida Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Project ($2,233,068). Florida Department of Education Discretionary Project Grant.

Batsche, G.M., & Castillo, J.M. (2016). The Florida Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Technology Project ($1,888,139). Florida Department of Education Discretionary Project Grant.

Batsche, G.M., & Castillo, J.M. (2016). Student Support Services Project ($1,874,599). Florida Department of Education Discretionary Project Grant.

Castillo, J.M. (2016). Sulphur Springs Community School evaluation ($17,135). Contract received from the Tampa Metropolitan YMCA to conduct the evaluation portion of a Center for Community Schools and Child Welfare Innovation [University of Central Florida] Community School Implementation Grant.

Castillo, J.M. (2016). Sulphur Springs Community School evaluation ($11,054). Contract received from the Tampa Metropolitan YMCA to conduct the evaluation portion of a Center for Community Schools and Child Welfare Innovation [University of Central Florida] Community School Implementation Grant.

Castillo, J.M. (2013). Facilitators of and barriers to comprehensive and integrated school psychological service delivery ($7,524). Contract with the National Association of School Psychologists.

Castillo, J.M. (2011). Demographic characteristics, employment conditions, and professional practices of school psychologists ($7,500). Funded by the National Association of School Psychologists.

Recent National and State Presentations to Learned Societies

National Presentations

Brundage, A., Moulton, S., Castillo, J.M., Hodnett, J.*, Latimer, J.*, & Scheel, N.* (2019, February). Understanding reasons for chronic absenteeism among student subgroups. Paper to be presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.   

Castillo, J.M., Wolgemuth, J.R., Ginns, D.S.**, Latimer, J.*, Scheel, N.*, McKenna, M.*, March, A.L., Moulton, S., Wang, J., Thoman, S.*, Henson, K.**, & Ferron, J. (2019, February). Building MTSS: Professional learning methods that best equip educators. Paper to be presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.   

Thoman, S.*, Castillo, J.M., & March, A.L. (2019, February). Measuring coaching and capacity for MTSS implementation: Systems Coaching Survey. Paper to be presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.   

 Henson, K.**, Lazega, B., Castillo, J.M., Brundage, A., Moulton, S., & Gaunt, B. (2018, October). Assessing Multi-Tiered System of Supports implementation: The POP-R and CCCs. Poster presented at the PBIS Implementers’ Forum, Chicago, IL.

Barclay, C., Castillo, J.M., & Kincaid, D. (2018, February). Benchmarks of equality: SWPBIS and the discipline gap. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Brundage, A., Castillo, J.M., & Moulton, S.** (2018, February). Tools to measure and analyze reasons for chronic absenteeism. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Sabnis, S.*, Parker, J., Castillo, J.M., Daye, J.*, Shriberg, D., & Hanson, P.* (2018, February). Culturally responsive consultation: School psychologists speak. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Thoman, S.*, March, A., Castillo, J.M., Jenkins, A.*, & Moulton, S.** (2018, February). Systems coaching: Introducing a tool to measure MTSS implementation support. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Brundage A., Castillo, J.M., Daye, J.*, Lam, G.*, & Tan, R.* (2017, February). Development of a tool to measure reasons for chronic absenteeism. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Castillo, J.M., Daye, J.*, Shum, K.Z.*, & Wang, J.* (2017, February). Does professional development on RtI improve implementation? Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Mann, A., Castillo, J.M., Myers, A., & Curtis, M.J. (2017, February). Measuring and addressing the critical shortage of school psychologists in Florida. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

March. A., Castillo, J.M., & Daye, J.* (2017, February). Systems coaching: A qualitative investigation of RtI coaches’ experiences. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Barclay, C.*, Castillo, J.M., Kincaid, D., Dedrick, R.F., & Raffaele-Mendez, L. (2016, March). Investigating SWPBIS and equitable discipline: Relationships between implementation and referral categories. Poster presented at the Association of Positive Behavior Supports Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Childs, K., Romer, N., Stockslager, K., Castillo, J.M., & Brundage, A. (2016, March). I Am SAM: The Self-Assessment of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. Paper presented at the Association of Positive Behavior Supports Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. 

Barclay, C.*, Castillo, J.M., Kincaid, D., Dedrick, R.F., & Raffaele-Mendez, L. (2016, February). Unpacking the discipline gap: Referral categories and SWPBS fidelity. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Sabnis, S.*, Castillo, J.M., Arroyo-Plaza, J.*, Mattison, A.*, & Barclay, C.* (2016, February). Facilitators and barriers that affect serviced provided by school psychologists. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Stockslager, K., Castillo, J.M., Brundage, A., Romer, N., & Childs, K. (2016, February). Development of a school-level tool to monitor MTSS implementation. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Castillo, J.M., Barclay C.*, Brundage, A., Wolgemuth, J., Tan, S.Y.*, Mattison, A.*, Wells, L.*, & Sabnis, S.* (2015, February). Factors affecting school psychologists’ practices: Reports from school-based practitioners. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Barclay, C.*, Brundage, A.**, Castillo, J.M., Wolgemuth, J., Tan, S.Y.*, Mattison, A.*, Wells, L.*, & Sabnis, S.* (2014, February). Examining facilitators and barriers to comprehensive school psychological services. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Stockslager, K., Castillo, J.M., Childs, K., Brundage, A.**, & Romer, N. (2014, February). Development of a school tool to monitor implementation of RtI/MTSS. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Castillo, J.M., Childs, K., & Stockslager, K. (2013, October). Development of a school-level tool to monitor implementation of a multi-tier system of support. Poster presented at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., March, A.**, Stockslager, K.**, & Brundage, A.** (2013, February). A comparison of traditional postal versus online survey mailing methodologies. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., Tan, S.Y.*, & Gelley, C.* (2013a, February). Personnel projections in school psychology. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., Tan, S.Y.*, & Gelley, C.* (2013b, February). Regional differences in school psychology. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

Castillo, J.M., March, A., Stockslager, K., Brundage, A.**, Tan, S.Y.*, Batsche, G.M., & Curtis, M.J., (2013, February). The relationship between educator capacity and PS/RtI implementation. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

Stockslager, K., Castillo, J.M., & Childs, K. (2012, October). Evaluating district-wide implementation of a large-scale educational initiative. Poster presented at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

March, A.L.**, Castillo, J.M., Stockslager, K.M.**, Brundage, A.**, & Tan, S.Y.* (2012, August). Relationships between PS/RtI professional development and educators’ beliefs and skills. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Castillo, J.M., Dedrick, R.F., Stockslager, K.M.**, March, A.L.**, & Tan, S.Y.* (2012, February). Evaluating beliefs about response to intervention: Psychometric analyses of a beliefs survey. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Castillo, J.M., Gelley, C.*, Curtis, M.J., Stockslager, K.**, & March, A.** (2012, February). School Psychology 2010: Race/ethnicity and gender issues in school psychology. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Curtis, M.J., March, A.**, Castillo, J.M., Stockslager, K.**, & Gelley, C.* (2012, February). School Psychology 2010: Relationships among selected demographic characteristics, employment conditions, and professional practices. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Castillo, J.M. (2011, February). The relationship between a systematic professional development model and educators’ RtI beliefs and skills. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., Chappel, A.*, & Cunningham, J.* (2011, February). School psychology 2010: Results of the national membership study. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Armistead, L., Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., Chappel, A.*, & Cunningham, J.* (2011, February). The relationship between school psychologists’ demographic characteristics, employment conditions, and continuing professional development practices. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

State Presentations

Thoman, S.*, Jenkins, A.*, March, A.L., Castillo, J.M., & Moulton, S.** (2017, November). Systems coaching: Developing a tool to measure MTSS implementation support. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Daytona Beach, FL.

Castillo, J.M., Daye, J.*, Shum, K.*, & Wang, J.* (2016, November). Professional development and RtI: Does PD improve implementation? Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Palm Harbor, FL.

Mann A., Castillo, J.M., Myers, A., & Curtis, M.J. (2016, November). Measuring and addressing the critical shortage of school psychologists in Florida. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Palm Harbor, FL.

Barclay, C.*, Castillo, J.M., Kincaid, D., Dedrick, R.F, & Raffaele-Mendez, L. (2015, October). Unpacking the discipline gap: Referral categories and SWPBS fidelity. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Castillo, J.M., Arroyo, J.*, Sabnis, S.*, Mattison, A.*, & Barclay, C.* (2015, October). Factors that impact services school psychologists can provide: Reports from practitioners. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Stockslager, K., Castillo, J.M., Childs, K., Romer, N., Brundage, A., McCullough, M.*, & Sabnis, S.* (2015, October). Developing a school-level tool to monitor MTSS implementation. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.