Michelle Hopton, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

(615) 875-9517

1207 17th Avenue South, Suite 212
Nashville, TN 37212

Michelle Hopton, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Associate Director of Behavior Analysis in Education; Assistant in Pediatrics

Staff/Faculty - TRIAD Triad Staff - School-Age Services

Overview of Interests

Michelle Hopton has been committed to improving the quality of life and educational experience for individuals with disabilities and challenging behavior since a young age. She completed her undergraduate work at Penn State University in Special Education, with a minor in Psychology, and her graduate studies in Early Childhood Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis at Vanderbilt University. Within her professional work, Michelle is committed to supporting educators respectfully and safely address the needs of all students, especially students who are working towards safe and meaningful engagement with educational opportunities. Prior to working as an Associate Director of Behavior Analysis in Education at TRIAD, Michelle worked in public schools in Tennessee as both a special educator and a district-level behavior analyst, as well as supervising in-home programming for autistic individuals.


  • B.S. in Special Education from The Pennsylvania State University
  • M. Ed in Early Childhood Special Education from Vanderbilt University


  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • Tennessee Professional Teaching License; Endorsement areas Sped Modified K-12; Spc Ed Presch/Early Childhd PreK-3, Elementary K-6

Professional Experiences:

  • Educational Consultant with Vanderbilt TRIAD
  • Senior Applied Behavior Analyst with Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Special Education Teacher for Sumner County Schools