Aligning Multiple Initiatives at the District Level - California PBIS Webinar Series
Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The California PBIS Coalition is proud to host Susan Barrett, Director of the Mid-Atlantic PBIS Network at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore Maryland
Aligning related initiatives remains a challenge for many school districts faced with staff turnover, overwhelmed workforce, smaller budgets and other systemic features that impede efforts to implement with efficiency and effectiveness. As educators work to implement ESSA, states and districts will be working with increased focus on school climate, social behavioral health, school safety and the impact of an integrated whole child approach has on academic outcomes. To that end, it will be important to consider formalizing routines for alignment and selecting when and how to add new initiatives/interventions/practices. This webinar will focus on a new alignment guide that will help develop concrete steps for a very complicated task.
Susan Barrett is the Director of the Mid-Atlantic PBIS Network at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore Maryland. She has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and certification in Special Education, having served as a teacher, administrator and coordinator with Sheppard Pratt Health System since 1993. Ms. Barrett is working with the OSEP Technical Assistance Center on PBIS as an implementer partner. She assists with large-scale implementation of SW-PBS by providing training and technical assistance to states and districts across the country. She works with Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia, MDRC and University of New Hampshire to evaluate the impact of PBIS on students, school staff and school communities and serves on the Association of Positive Behavior Supports Board of Directors.
Susan also directed the training and technical assistance portion of the Maryland Safe and Supportive Schools grant (MDS3). Within the 3-tiered logic of PBIS, MDS3 provides high schools with technical assistance to support systematic selection, implementation and monitoring of evidence-based practices that address substance use, student engagement (truancy), school violence and bullying.
She co-leads the Interconnected Systems Framework National Leadership Team, a mental health and PBIS expansion effort and serves on a National Coaching workgroup to develop Systems Coaching materials, tools and curriculum.
Susan has been published in the areas of large-scale adoption of SW-PBS, mental health, cost-benefit analysis, advanced tier system development, and adoption of evidence-based practices in schools.
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