About Sara


Sara Bartlett Athman, M.S., BCBA graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Community Psychology from St. Cloud State Univeristy in 2008. She obtained her Masters of Science Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from St. Cloud State University in 2010. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2011.

Sara's introduction to the study of behavior started with dog training. She owned her own dog training company, Odie's Obedience, for nine years. This led her to furthering her education and focusing on improving the lives of children and their families and teachers. 

Over the past 10 years, Sara has provided services to over 150 individuals, with and without disabilities, in schools and home settings. 

All recommendations are based on the latest research in ABA.

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Certification & Association Memberships

  • Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)

  • Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis (MNABA)

  • Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA)


  • Marvin, K. L., Rapp, J. T., Stenske, M. T. Rojas, N. R., Swanson, G. J., & Bartlett, S. M. (2010). Response repetition as an error correction procedure for sight word reading: A replication and extension. Behavioral Interventions, 25(2), 109-127.

  • Bartlett, S. M., Rapp, J. T., Krueger, T. K., & Henrickson, M. L. (2011). The use of response cost to treat spitting in a child with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 26(1), 76-83. 

  • Bartlett, S. M., Rapp, J. T., & Henrickson, M. L. (2011). Detecting false positives in multielement designs: Implications for brief assessments. Behavior Modification, 35(6), 1-22


Sara lives in Northern Minnesota with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs. She enjoys hiking, boating, kayaking, and biking...but lately she spends her time chasing around two toddlers!