Biography of Primary Presenter

My degree in counseling psychology led me to teaching with the GNETS program. I have led system level work in the areas of Special Education, PBIS, Race to the Top Teacher Induction, Assistive Technology, Response to Intervention and Section 504. I am currently the Director of Student Services. Serving on the Student Support Team for Georgia Educators Board has allowed me to work with the RTI/MTSS process across the state of Georgia. I am serving on the SST Endorsement Advisory committee for South Metro RESA.

Highest Degree of Primary Presenter

Specialist Degree

Presentation Abstract

RTI/MTSS will be successful if data review of academics and behavior begins with Tier 1 and moves through tier 4. Tier 1 is the most important to evaluate, and sometimes it is the last to be discussed when looking at RTI/MTSS. This session will start with Tier 1 information focusing on universal screening, classroom management, rigor of academics, PBIS, and motivating students. When tier 1 is implemented with success, implementing tiers 2 through 4 become a natural process. Schools need to talk with parents to ensure they understand family history and what has been tried at home. Parents can share the community resources they are interacting with and make sure that everyone is working on the same concepts and in the same way. Our school system has partnered with community resources to provide students with services during the school day This session will explore ways to communicate with parents and community members.

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Successful RTI/MTSS from Tier 1 through 4 Requires Everyone.

RTI/MTSS will be successful if data review of academics and behavior begins with Tier 1 and moves through tier 4. Tier 1 is the most important to evaluate, and sometimes it is the last to be discussed when looking at RTI/MTSS. This session will start with Tier 1 information focusing on universal screening, classroom management, rigor of academics, PBIS, and motivating students. When tier 1 is implemented with success, implementing tiers 2 through 4 become a natural process. Schools need to talk with parents to ensure they understand family history and what has been tried at home. Parents can share the community resources they are interacting with and make sure that everyone is working on the same concepts and in the same way. Our school system has partnered with community resources to provide students with services during the school day This session will explore ways to communicate with parents and community members.