Multi-tiered System of Supports Logo for Professional Development(MTSS)/Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS)

Develop systems to support the academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs of students at Tiers 1, 2, and 3 through in-district and county-level supports.

Intended Outcomes of Service:Logo for Help

  • Increase academic achievement and create a positive, trauma-sensitive climate and culture
  • Reduce exclusionary practices (suspensions, expulsions, time out of class, etc. )
  • Increase student and staff attendance
  • Increase fidelity of systems installation, data use, and implementation of evidence-based practices at Tiers 1, 2, and 3
  • Increase district capacity to support implementation

Examples of Service:

  • Assist districts and buildings with setting up the structures necessary to:
    • Establish high-functioning leadership teams
    • Collect and analyze data for multiple purposes (comprehensive needs assessment, ongoing progress monitoring, problem-solving, etc.)
    • Implement a multi-tiered service delivery model
  • Assist buildings in identifying evidence-based practices to support student needs
  • Administer assessments with district and school leadership teams such as the District Capacity Assessment (DCA), School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Tiered Fidelity Inventory (SWPBIS TFI), etc.

Intended Audiences:

  • Individual classroom teacher or group of classroom teachers (grade level, department, etc.)
  • Non-teacher support staff
  • School building or district administrator
  • School building or district leadership team
  • Entire school building or district

Delivery Methods:  

  • One-on-one consultation
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Providing/leading a training or workshop
  • Working directly with building/district leaders/leadership teams
  • Data analysis and interpretation with building/district leaders/leadership teams
  • Forming recommendations/action plans
  • Coordinating events, activities, or collaborations
  • Observing classrooms
  • Attending meetings to provide support as needed (not facilitating)
  • Planning with a teacher(s) (1-1 or grade level/content area)
  • Providing feedback
  • Advising/recommending a course of action

*Often, our services can be adapted to meet the unique needs of those being served.

Networks Supported:

  • CNA Planning
  • Curriculum Specialists
  • Special Education Directors
  • Elementary Principals
  • Secondary Principals
  • Superintendents
  • SWIS Facilitators
  • MTSS Coordinators
  • CHAMPS training
  • School-wide PBIS training
  • MTSS training

Additional resources are provided via email request.  To make a request via email, please use the HELP button above.  

Contact Information:

Amy Henry
School Improvement & MTSS Consultant
Phone:  231-767-7220
Contact Amy Henry via email

Jennifer Nelson
School Climate and Culture Consultant
Phone:  231-767-7333
Contact Jennifer Nelson via email

School Climate and Culture Coaches
Contact Kelly Hoekenga via email
Contact Monique Hovinga via email
Contact Emily Kienke via email
Contact Kiana Longnecker via email
Contact Vickie Swanson via email
Contact Kelly VanDyke via email