Tiered Support: PBIS/iPBIS

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.

SchoolNamePhone Number
Cherry ParkAmy Ramert503-256-6501
Earl Boyles Jessica Joers 503-256-6554
Gilbert HeightsJessica Somers503-256-6502
Gilbert Park Sarah Dalisky503-256-6531
Lincoln Park Jennie Ferro 503-256-6504
Menlo ParkJennifer Dolton 503-256-6506
Mill ParkAmanda Fischer 503-256-6507
Ventura Park Michelle Tiegs503-256-6508
West Powellhurst Loren Herrmann503-256-6509

Behavior support positions in middle schools and high schools vary. For questions about behavior support, please contact the school directly.