Laverne Marks a long-term Special Education substitute at Dollarway High School recently received an award that honored for her outstanding work with the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program. Marks received a $25.00 voucher from University Cleaners for a free dry cleaning. “Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports is a program that tells students what they can do instead of what they cannot do,” according to Mr. Roshell, III, PBIS Specialist. Mr. Roshell, also stated that, “One of Dollarway School District's goals is to improve the culture and climate throughout the district and by recognizing the hard work of teachers such as Ms. Marks, I know we are headed in the right direction.” The broad purpose of PBIS is to improve the effectiveness efficiency and equity of schools and other agencies. PBIS improves social, emotional and academic outcomes for all students, including students with disabilities and students from underrepresented groups. Pictured Below L to R: DHS Principal, Yolanda Prim; Special Ed. Teacher, Laverne Marks & PBIS Specialist, Andrew Roshell, III.
PBIS: MAKING A MARK
Friday, April 19, 2019