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2019 GAPBS Conference Program

GAPBS Conference

Presentation Materials Available

3 to 5- Not Years But Climate Star Rating

Tami Karimoto, Houston County Board of Education

A CHAMP's Path to Success: PBIS at SCES

Nikki Sullivan, Social Circle Elementary School
Jessie Moon, Social Circle Elementary School

A Percussion Discussion: Therapeutic Drumming – Theory and Practice

Tom Harris III, Youth Villages, Inner Harbour Campus

Articulating the Why: The Superintendent Voice

MiMi Gudenrath, Georgia Department of Education
Fred Williams

A Success Ambassador Peer Mentor Program to Ignite Positive Behavior!

Ebony L. Payno, Cobb County Schools

Attitude Avengers-Infinity Supports: Integrating systems to promote positive behavior.

Taquana O. Stubbs-Hilliard, Deerwood Academy
Lakee Pressley, Deerwood Academy
Camisha Perry, Deerwood Academy
Anne Davis, Deerwood Academy
Princess Thorpe, Deerwood Academy

Behavior Communicates: Are you Listening?


Behavior Communicates: Are you Listening?


Behavior Support Planning in the Early Childhood Classroom: A PTR-YC Case Study


Building a Culture of Grace for Students with an EBD

Forrest Parker

Building Buy-In: Involving Community, Staff, and Students in Success.

Kenneth L. Williams II, Clayton County Public Schools

Bully Prevention in Schools: Elementary & Secondary Tools

Jeannie Morris, Southeast GLRS

Check In Check Out as Tier 2/Tier 3 PBIS Behavior Intervention

Palmetta S. Hodges Ms., Cobb County School District
Heather Hill Mrs., Cobb County School District
Roxan Scott Mrs., Cobb County School District
Erika Washington Ms., Cobb County School District

Classroom Make and Take: Emotional Literacy Games for All


Classroom Make and Take: Prompting Friendship Skills and Problem Solving


Classroom Management Techniques to Improve Efficiency, Confidence, and Positivity

Aaron K. Eubanks, Colquitt County Schools

Presentation Materials Available

Coaching and Supporting Classroom PBIS

Tony Feldmann, GaDOE
Ben Moore

Committee for Children Lunch Demo

Committee for Children

Conjunction, Junction What's Your Function... Effective PBIS Classroom Practices

Jill A. Burwell-Jackson, Bibb County Schools
Cleveland Johnson, Bibb County School District

Creating Communty Connections Results in Positive Pathways to Potential

Deborah McNelis, Brain Insights

Presentation Materials Available

Culture Shock - Creating Culture and Climate in High School PBIS

Michael Smith Jackson High School
Lisa Pearce, Jackson High School

Data Based Decision Making

Sandy Demuth, Ga DOE
Bob Burgess, Gwinnett County Public Schools

Day 2: Lunch Workshop with Dr. Jim Finch (Registration Required)

Jim Finch

District Leadership PBIS Team: The road traveled by one district to arrive at effectiveness

Maribel Bell, Fulton County Schools

Dr. Daniel Crimmins

Daniel Crimmins, GSU Center for Leadership in Disability

Dr. Greg Benner: Practical Trauma-Responsive Social and Emotional Learning Strategies for the Classroom

Gregory J. Benner, University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa

Dr. Heather George: Building Capacity for PBIS

Heather George

Dr. Heather George: Including Students with Disabilities in Tier 1 PBIS

Heather George

Dr. Laura Riffel: Classroom Management Strategies: Tier Two Interventions

Laura Riffel

Dr. Lillie Huddleston (MINRS Presentation)

Lillie Huddleston, Georgia State University

Dr. Mark Weist: The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) for School Mental Health and PBIS

Mark Weist

Dr. Ross Greene

Ross Greene

Educator Self-Care: How do we save the lifeguards?

Jody Carter
Lisa Futch, Coastal Academy GNETS

Presentation Materials Available

Educator SPA: Self-Care is Prevention in Action

Chris Williams Mrs., Newton High School
Adrienne Boisson

Embedding Social and Emotional Learning in Tier II Interventions

Courtney M. Simpson
Noreen Freeman

Emerging to Operational, Our 3-year PBIS Journey

Stephanie Uzomah, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Betty-Sue Garrish, Gwinnett County Public Schools

Encouraging Infinite Know How for all Learners!

Sucheta Kamath, ExQ, LLC

Equity and Discipline Practices

Dr. Michele F. Flowers, Clayton County Public Schools

Feed into PBIS

Chiquella Taylor
Fabian Vicks
Tonya Bryant
Lanaye Milton

Full-Staff Buy-In is Key to Your PBIS/SEL Success

Pam McNall, Respectful Ways Social Emotional Learning Program

Fun and Fit Playscapes, LLC

Fun and Fit Playscapes, LLC

GaDOE/DECAL Early Learning Partnership

Katie Hagans, Department of Early Care and Learning
Nicholas Handville
Brandy Woolridge, Georgia Department of Education

Georgia Southern University (Group 2)

Barbara Johnson

Growing Greatness; Utilizing Community Partnerships to Facilitate Social-Emotional Learning

Leslie Teague, Jackson County board of education
Nicole Matthews, West Jackson Elementary School
Isalice Martinez, West Jackson Elementary School
Lori King, West Jackson Elementary
Amy Tinnell, West Jackson Elementary
Amity Hardegree, West Jackson Elementary School

Have it Your Way or Probably Not: Community PBIS

Jason Pinkney, Houston County Board of Education

Hold On, Carry On, and Press On: Effective Strategies to Enhance PBIS

Robbie Vincent
Michelle Bolling
Lamar Brown
Michelle Doane-Beeler, Calhoun City Schools
Sam Sabaka

Howard MS: “7 Habits” Meet PBIS

Kevin Adams, Howard Middle School
Lauren Rankin, Howard Middle School

How Is PBIS Exceptional?

Brad Langford
Matt Culbreth
Amanda Campbell
Jason Pinkney, Houston County Board of Education
Nick Dunn

How to Avoid the Tap Out

Amy Henley
Stefanie Henry

Presentation Materials Available

How To Support Local School Coaches and PBIS Teams

Wenda R. Peltz, Gwinnett County Public Schools Office of Student Discipline
David Feuerbach, Forsyth County Schools

How To Use A Behavior Monitoring System To Build Self-Efficacy?

Jason Simons, Atlanta International School
Christina McCormick, Atlanta International School

Ignite: Behavior Management: Gain Control of the Chaos! (Group 2)

Jennifer R. Watkins, Columbia County Board of Education
Jessica Keener, Columbia County Board of Education

Presentation Materials Available

Ignite: Building a High Functioning Team to Create PBIS Buy-in (Group 2)

Scarlette M. Shirley, Chestatee Elementary School
Polly Tennies, Chestatee Elementary School
Amanda Pruitt, Chestatee Elementary School
Lucy Murray, Chestatee Elementary School

Presentation Materials Available

Ignite: Elopement: Identify, Prepare, Plan (Group 1)

Shea Buckley, Marcus Autism Center
Mindy Scheithauer, Marcus Autism Center

Ignite: Implementation: It's a Journey (Group 1)

Cathy Floyd, West Laurens High
Tammy Horne, West Laurens High

Presentation Materials Available

Ignite: Implementation of Teacher PBIS to Encourage Teacher Buy In (Group 2)

Kristin V. Hall, Rome Middle School

Presentation Materials Available

Ignite: Learning Social Skills Through Natural and Paid Supports (Group 1)

Miyah Sundermeyer

Ignite: More Experience, Less Expense: Meaningful and Budget-Friendly Rewards (Group 1)

Amy D. Orr, Morgan County Elementary School
Bethany Carter, Morgan County Elementary School
James Dusty Sidwell, Morgan County Elementary School
Stacy Manger, Morgan County Elementary School

Presentation Materials Available

Ignite: Multi-tiered Support Systems and PBIS: Action planning to Create a Positive Culture and Climate in any academic setting. (Group 1)

Dericca D. Gail Ms., Bibb County School District

Ignite: Not Just Surviving PBIS, But Succeeding: 1st Year Success Toolkit (Group 2)

Katrina Smith-Paggett, Henry County Schools- Stockbridge Elementary
Victoria Pierrie, Henry County Schools- Stockbridge Elementary
Satin Booker, Henry County Schools-Stockbridge Elementary
Kira Cooper, Henry County Schools-Stockbridge Elementary

Presentation Materials Available

Ignite: Promote Positivity in the Classroom with Funovation Solutions (Group 1), Georgia Southern University (Group 2)

Barbara Johnson, New Generation Academy

Ignite: Seven Key Ingredients to Create A Thriving School Culture & Climate (Group 1)

Creseda Hawk, Fulton County Schools

Presentation Materials Available

Ignite: Spectrum Teens: Why social skills and belonging are crucial to mental health (Group 2)

Stephanie C. Holmes, Autism Spectrum Resources for Marriage & Family. LLC

Ignite: Staff Buy-in, Engaging all stake holders in the PBIS process (Group 1)

Robert D. McCart, Gilmer County Schools
Heather Thomas, Gilmer County Schools

Ignite: The FBA is Done, Now What? Addressing Escape Maintained Behavior (Group 2)

Deva P. Carrion-McGee, Marcus Autism Center
Lisa Cymbor, Marcus Autism Center

Ignite: You’ve recognized students with PBIS points…now what? (Group 2)

Rebecca Madsen, Dawson County Schools

Into Action with the Tiered Fidelity Inventory and the Self-Assessment Survey

Deborah A. Keane

Presentation Materials Available

Inviting Families and Community to the Table: Building Mentoring and Engagement Practices

Kathleen K. Greb, Cobb County School District
Nicole Weber, Cobb County School District

Lights, Camera, Action: A Mental Wellness Film Series

Chris Williams Mrs., Newton High School
Adrienne Boisson, NCSS Project AWARE

Linking PBIS with the School-Parent Compact

Greta Shope, Dawson County School System
Janice Darnell Dr.
Tasha Hamil
Ashley Tobias
Hillary Mullinax

Presentation Materials Available

Love and Logic

Sandy Demuth, Ga DOE

Mining for Mental Health

Kraig Howell, Griffin-Spalding County Schools

Monitoring and Improving Fidelity of BIP Implementation

Allison O'Hara, Georgia State University

Mr. Keith Simmons: Using an Equity Lens to Reimagine Classroom Management

Keith Simmons

Never Raise Your Voice

Amie W. Cumming,
Phalanda Perriman, Newton County Schools

"Oh Behave!" Positive De-escalation Strategies for Challenging Student Behaviors

Cheryl A. Rice, Valdosta City Schools, Valdosta, GA

Presentation Materials Available

Organizing and Communicating Schoolwide PBIS Resources: One School Coach's Perspective

Nicholas J. Miller, East Fannin Elementary

Presentation Materials Available

PBIS: Building Character through Community Focused Service Projects

Kathryn C. Smerker, Clark Creek STEM Academy -Cherokee County
Lauren Abrams, Clark Creek STEM Academy
Jama McCartney, Clark Creek STEM Academy

PBIS: Not Just a Program It's a Game Changer

Wendy Pooler, Bibb County School District
Hunter Gales
Kennedy Stephens

PBIS on the Bus

Katrina Kingsley, Gilmer County Schools
Kim Cagle, Gilmer County Schools
Diane Vautrot, Gilmer County Schools
Lauree Pierce, Gilmer County Schools

PBIS Rewards Demo: Creating Teaching Routines That Buy Back Instructional Time

Kara Yates

PBIS Rewards Demo: Matrix Mania: How to Clear up the Confusion and Clarify Your Expectations

Kara Yates

PBIS Rewind: Starting Over

Kelandra Williams, Henry County Board of Education
Kristen Tilson, Henry County Board of Education
Robin Harrelson, Henry County Board of Education
Darius Freeman, Henry County Board of Education

PBIS Strategies for a Positive Learning Environment in High School

Mariel Pock, Haralson County School District
Brittany Blackmon, Haralson County School District
Janet I. Goodman, Haralson County School District

Presentation Materials Available

PBIS: What I know now that I wish I knew then!


Planting Seeds of Hope to Impact School Climate in High-Poverty Schools

Michelle Sandrock, Metropolitan Regional Educational Service Agency

Putting the Pieces Together: Using Current Strengths to Build Cohesive Schoolwide PBIS

Jennifer M. Wilson, Fulton County Schools
Christine Emerson, Fulton County Schools

Putting the Puzzle Together: Fostering Effective Inclusive Classrooms

Sally Delgado, Emory Autism Center

Pyramid Model Sustainability and Teacher Self-Efficacy

Chelsea T. Morris, University of West Georgia
Carlie Sandefur, University of West Georgia

Re-engage Students with “Check and Connect”

Tara Davis, MRESA
Tony Feldmann, GA DOe

Presentation Materials Available

RELATiONSHiPs: Partnering Altogether to Raise Achievement

Anthony M. Chiles, Burke County School District

Presentation Materials Available

Repairing Harm and Building Community: Restorative Practices + PBIS = Student Success!

Dr. Michele F. Flowers, Clayton County Public Schools

Restorative Practices: From Proactive to Responsive Approaches

Tara Shelton

Road to Successful High School PBIS Implementation: Grows and Glows

Yvonne S. Isom Ph. D, Langston Hughes High School
Taneisha E. Favors, Langston Hughes High School
Sheena Middlebrooks, Langston Hughes High School

Presentation Materials Available

School-Based Mental Health; as it supports PBIS on all Tiers

Randi Williams

SEL/Mental Health and Trauma Informed Practices Into PBIS


Set The Culture For Success: Student-Driven PBIS

Tracy Blackburn, Rock Spring Elementary
Kendra N. Cook, Rock Spring Elementary
Sophia Gutierrez, Rock Spring Elementary
Daniel Sparrow, Rock Spring Elementary
Rebekah Ross, Rock Spring Elementary


Jennifer Wynn, Houston County BOE
Christa Franz, Houston County BOE
Shaun Parsons, Houston County BOE

Step-by-Step Process for Conducting Universal Mental Health Screening

Emily Graybill, Georgia State University

Stories of Success: Georgia SEEDS Pyramid Model Implementation Project


Student Advocacy Specialists: Connecting with our most at-risk students

Phil Schmidt, Forsyth County Schools

Taking PBIS by Storm: Monroe Area High School

Jamie Nichols, Monroe Area High School
Carrie Lupcke, Monroe Area High School
Ivy Corder, Monroe Area High School
John Lamb, Monroe Area High School

Presentation Materials Available

“Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks” - Changing ADULT Behavior to Better Support Students

Allison O'Hara, Georgia State University
Tammi Clarke, Muscogee County School District
Deborah A. Keane, Georgia Department of Education

The District Leadership Team: Connecting the dots of School, Community, and Home

maribel bell Fulton Cty Schools, Fulton County Schools

The FBA-BIP Process: Twelve Steps is All It Takes

Gereen Francis

The Missing Link in Behavioral, Mental Health, and Academic Outcomes

Arianne Weldon, Georgia Family Connection Partnership
Garry McGiboney, Georgia Department of Education

The Online Brief Behavioral Questionnaire and Intervention Plan (BBQuIP): School Version

Gereen Francis, Georgia State University

The Pink Pig Room: Creating a Culture of Student Support

Janet T. Greer Dr., MGRESA
Juliann P. Alligood Dr., MGRESA
Bonnie Tomberlin M.Ed., MGRESA

The Uncomfortable, Taboo and Awkward: Staying Person-Centered and Growth Oriented

Sarah K. Champ, Threshold Community Program
Sara Morgan, Threshold Community Program

Transformative Discipline

Michelle Doane-Beeler, Calhoun City Schools
Brock Holley, Calhoun City Schools

Trauma Sensitive Schools within the PBS framework

Melissa W. Sadin, Attachment & Trauma Network

UNDER CONSTRUCTION- Navigating the Roadblocks of PBIS Implementation

Caitlin Sabers, Woodland Elementary School
Kelly Mastronardi, Woodland Elementary School
Lauren Girard, Woodland Elementary School

Using a Trauma Lens to look at Behavior

Timi Hunt
Rebecca Blanton, Georgia DOE

What’s so Exceptional about PBIS?

Brad Langford
Matt Culbreth
Amanda Campbell
Nick Dunn