Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)
A Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a data-driven, problem-solving framework to improve outcomes for all students. MTSS relies on a continuum of evidence-based practices matched to student needs. PBIS is an example of MTSS centered on social behavior.
Three Tiers of Support
MTSS emerged as a framework from the work conducted in public health emphasizing three tiers of prevention. Schools apply this model as a way to align to academic, behavioral, social, and emotional supports to improve education for all students. It’s important to remember these tiers refer to levels of support students receive, not to students themselves.
Student Behavior Specialists (SBS)
David Douglas Student Behavior Specialists are present in each elementary school to help your child succeed behaviorally. SBSes work with team members at each school to analyze behavior data, provide specific supports to students, and collaborate with building staff to support students.
|Cherry Park||Amy Ramert||503-256-6501|
|Earl Boyles||Jessica Joers||503-256-6554|
|Gilbert Heights||Jessica Somers||503-256-6502|
|Gilbert Park||Sarah Dalisky||503-256-6531|
|Lincoln Park||Jennie Ferro||503-256-6504|
|Menlo Park||Jennifer Dolton||503-256-6506|
|Mill Park||Amanda Fischer||503-256-6507|
|Ventura Park||Michelle Tiegs||503-256-6508|
|West Powellhurst||Loren Herrmann||503-256-6509|
Behavior support positions in middle schools and high schools vary. For questions about behavior support, please contact the school directly.