Biography of Primary Presenter

Jessica Dunn is a first grade teacher and PBIS Coach at Norton Elementary in Gwinnett County. She graduated from the University of West Georgia in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2014, she earned her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Reading and Literacy from Walden University. Jessica is a distinguished educator and was honored to be named Norton Elementary's Teacher of the Year for the 2015-2016 school year. Through her leadership responsibilities and passion for PBIS, she has successful lead her school through Year 1 implementation, and has presented on a county level to new PBIS coaches and schools. Jessica is dedicated to helping schools gain the knowledge to successfully implement the components of PBIS to increase student achievement.

Highest Degree of Primary Presenter

Master's Degree

Presentation Abstract

This presentation will outline a structure to assist schools in building capacity for staff members as the school begins to implement PBIS. The presenters will provide examples of how their local schools prepared the faculty to implement PBIS. The presenters will also provide specific examples of how their local schools involved home and community atmospheres in the implementation of PBIS. They will discuss the direct, positive impact seen as a result of PBIS incorporation across all atmospheres. Audiences, including schools, parents, and communities, will be able to take away ideas to successfully implement PBIS expectations, matrices, and a reward system.

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Year 1 Implementation and Staff Readiness

This presentation will outline a structure to assist schools in building capacity for staff members as the school begins to implement PBIS. The presenters will provide examples of how their local schools prepared the faculty to implement PBIS. The presenters will also provide specific examples of how their local schools involved home and community atmospheres in the implementation of PBIS. They will discuss the direct, positive impact seen as a result of PBIS incorporation across all atmospheres. Audiences, including schools, parents, and communities, will be able to take away ideas to successfully implement PBIS expectations, matrices, and a reward system.