Presentation Title

RAMbassadorS: Making Student Leadership the Cornerstone of PBIS Success

Brief Biography

Chris Williams is in her first year as the Science Instructional Coach at Alcovy High School where she serves as the PBIS Coach. She taught Science at Newton High School for 5 years and served as the RAMbassadorS Advisor. She previously worked as the Science Department Chair for 3 years and was an original PBIS Team Member. She was voted the 2014 Newton High School Teacher of the Year.

Andre Byrd has been at Newton High School since 2009. He currently serves as the PBIS Coach and RAMbassadorS Advisor for NHS. Additionally, he is a Special Educator in the Science Department and was recognized as the 2-AAAAAA Baseball Region Coach of the Year in 2014.

Adrienne Boisson has been the NHS Graduation Coach since 2012. Her roles on the NHS PBIS Team are the Communications Liaison and RAMbassadorS Advisor. She is a former Math teacher and was voted 2009 Teacher of the Year at NHS.

Highest Degree of Presenter(s)

Chris Williams, MPA

Andre Byrd, M.Ed

Adrienne Boisson, BS Mathematics

Presentation Abstract

The goal of this presentation is to share the impact of a successful PBIS student advisory organization. The RAMbassadorS are trained to serve the school and welcome the community with pride and excellence. An emphasis is placed on extending model behavior into all aspects of student life including home and community. Presenters will give an in-depth explanation of the development of their program to include:

    1. We are RAMS: the history of PBIS at Newton High School and how it influences school culture.

    2. RAMbassadorS: Modeling the Ideal RAMS; using students to exemplify school expectations of success focusing on the following characteristics: mindset, service, and appearance

    3. Laying the groundwork: Preparing student leaders for service from application process to active duty

This training may provide guidance for parents who want to promote responsibility and accountability as their children prepare for the workforce and further educational opportunities.

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RAMbassadorS: Making Student Leadership the Cornerstone of PBIS Success

The goal of this presentation is to share the impact of a successful PBIS student advisory organization. The RAMbassadorS are trained to serve the school and welcome the community with pride and excellence. An emphasis is placed on extending model behavior into all aspects of student life including home and community. Presenters will give an in-depth explanation of the development of their program to include:

    1. We are RAMS: the history of PBIS at Newton High School and how it influences school culture.

    2. RAMbassadorS: Modeling the Ideal RAMS; using students to exemplify school expectations of success focusing on the following characteristics: mindset, service, and appearance

    3. Laying the groundwork: Preparing student leaders for service from application process to active duty

This training may provide guidance for parents who want to promote responsibility and accountability as their children prepare for the workforce and further educational opportunities.