Harness the proactive power of PBIS to improve student behavior
The Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Champion Model is a breakthrough alternative that has enabled schools to reduce disciplinary incidents by 50% or more. This research-based, action-oriented framework will show you how to create a school culture where all students achieve both social and academic success. You’ll find:
- A step-by-step framework for implementing a comprehensive systems approach, with specific actions to develop, monitor, and sustain each level of the system
- Success stories from teachers and administrators
- Self-assessment exercises to ensure PBIS implementation starts on the right track and stays there
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About the Author
Dr. Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership Department at California State University, Fresno. She works with schools and districts throughout the nation on designing and implementing effective behavior systems. Her expertise include Response to Intervention (RTI) Behavior, Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS), Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and more. The combination of her special education and student support services background, school and district level administration, and higher education research experiences has allowed her to develop inclusive research based best practices around systemic implementation of behavior initiatives throughout the nation. Some of her recognitions include being named California Outstanding School Psychologist of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Outstanding Faculty Publications and Service Award recipient, being recognized by the California Legislature Assembly for her work in social justice and equity, and receiving the inaugural Association of California School Administrators Exemplary Woman in Education Award in 2017 for her relentless work around equity in schools.
Dr. Linda Hauser has been deeply involved in education for over 35 years. She is a Professor at California State University, Fresno where she teaches both in the Educational Leadership and Administration (principal preparation) program and Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, as well as serves as department chair, program coordinator and dissertation adviser. Prior to her tenure as a university professor, Dr. Hauser served over 28 years in California public as the Chief Academic Officer for the Fresno Unified School District and as an area superintendent, administrator for professional development, elementary school principal, secondary learning director, resource teacher, and teacher in the Clovis Unified School District. She has taught numerous grade ranges from primary grade students to the graduate level. Dr. Hauser received her BA in Communicative Disorders (deaf education emphasis) and teaching credential from California State University of Fresno, her MA in Administration and Reading Specialist Credential from Fresno Pacific University and completed a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne. Under Dr. Hauser’s leadership as elementary principal, her school was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School. She has done and continues to do extensive work in schools and districts in organizational development and facilitation as a new leadership competency; system’s alignment; teaching, learning and instructional leadership for high performance; and developing and implementing tiered systems of interventions and support. Dr. Hauser delivers numerous presentations at national and state conferences, is an author of peer-reviewed articles, and was an award recipient from the National Staff Development Council (NSDC) for a model professional development program: Project BEST (Beginning Educator’s Support in Teaching). Linda lives in Fresno, California with her husband, Rob, of 35 years. They are proud parents and grandparents. Their grown daughter, Kelly, and her husband, Shawn, reside in Carlsbad, California with their two precious grandsons, James and Zachary. Grown son Jeffrey resides in Costa Mesa, California.
Table of Contents
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the Authors1. The What and Why of PBIS2. The PBIS Champion Model System and What Led to Its Development3. Getting Started With category A – Tier 1 PBIS Markers4. Getting Started With category B – Tier 1 School-Wide Characteristics5. Getting Started With category C – Tier 1 School-Wide Academic/Behavioral Goals and the Work of the PBIS Team6. Lessons Learned, Case Studies, and Bringing It All TogetherAppendix Resources AAppendix Resources BAppendix Resources CReferencesIndex