Australian Delegation Visits Rosa Lee Carter

Three educators from Australia were the special guests at Rosa Lee Carter Elementary on Tuesday, February 19th.

The educators traveled to the United States to attend the 16th International Conference on Positive Behavior Supports held in Washington, D.C.  The group worked with the Association of Positive Behavior Supports (APBS) to arrange visits to American schools a bit farther along in their journey of implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

The Australian delegation included the principal, assistant principal and PBIS coach from a K-6 school in Melbourne.  As with most things, it turns out that PBIS implementation is universal.  The delegation asked questions about scheduling tier-one interventions and using data to drive tier-two and three interventions.  The staff at Rosa Lee Carter shared their PBIS student and class tickets and postcards that are mailed home to parents. They discussed the various incentives that students work toward throughout the year, both as a class and as a school.

At Rosa Lee Carter, the team met with Principal Diane Insari, Dean Abbie Cebular and psychologist Kelsey Jackson.  The team was escorted by Stefanie LaPolla, LCPS supervisor of multi-tiered systems of support. The visit was facilitated by Coordinator of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Lisa Fillipovich.

The delegation also visited Eagle Ridge Middle School for a secondary perspective on the initiative.