Biography of Primary Presenter

Dr. Julie Treadwell has 19 years teaching experience in the public school system teaching kindergarten, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade in the state of Georgia. During these 19 years, she has served as a regular education classroom teacher, an Early Intervention Specialist, an English Language Learner teacher, a Gifted Education cluster teacher, and a Literacy Coach. She holds a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, a Specialist Degree in Early Childhood Education, and an Educational Doctorate in Teacher Leadership. Additional certifications include National Board Certification in Early and Middle Grades Literacy, Gifted Certification, ELL Endorsement, and Middle Grades Language Arts Certification. Currently, she teaches Undergraduate and Graduate Education courses at Ashford University and serves as a Lead Faculty Member at Colorado State University's Global Campus where she teaches and designs courses within the Online Teaching and Learning department. She serves on Gwinnett County's Assessment Leadership Team and Curriculum Embedded Performance Team. Writing is her passion, and she has written four articles that were published in the Journal of Elementary and Secondary Education, all related to instructional practices in the elementary classroom. Dr. Treadwell is blessed with a fantastic family including her husband, Spencer, and three children: Avery, Alli, and Zach.

Biography of Secondary Presenter

Kimberly Dorminy has been a special education teacher in the public school system for 13 years specializing in students with High Functioning Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. During these 13 years, she has taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Most of her students are served in the general education classroom and receive her support in that setting. She has served as a leader within her school on multiple facets including PBIS coach, has been a part of Gwinnett County’s Assessment Leadership Team, and served as a Mentor Teacher with Gwinnett County’s Autism team. She holds a Master’s Degree in Learning Disabilities with an emphasis in High Functioning Autism from The University of Georgia and an Educational Specialist Degree. Her research has been published in Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities. Mrs. Dorminy is married to Matt and has a two children: Raegan and Beckham.

Highest Degree of Primary Presenter

Doctorate Degree

Presentation Abstract

Sugar Hill Elementary is excited to share our PBIS first year success story. Now in our second year of implementation, we will provide starter tips to other schools in their beginning stages. The presentation will outline the steps to create a matrix based on school-wide expectations, present activities to help gain staff buy-in, describe ways to solicit help from the community to enhance the incentive program, and explain how to structure lessons that are manageable for all staff members and/or parents to implement. We’ll also share our lessons learned when implementing this framework.

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Bringing Success to the First Year: PBIS Starter Tips

Sugar Hill Elementary is excited to share our PBIS first year success story. Now in our second year of implementation, we will provide starter tips to other schools in their beginning stages. The presentation will outline the steps to create a matrix based on school-wide expectations, present activities to help gain staff buy-in, describe ways to solicit help from the community to enhance the incentive program, and explain how to structure lessons that are manageable for all staff members and/or parents to implement. We’ll also share our lessons learned when implementing this framework.