The Northwest MHTTC and Pacific Southwest MHTTC are excited to bring you our three-part Interconnected Systems Framework Webinar Series.
About the Webinar:
ISF is most transformative at the local level. This webinar details the installation process at the district, community, and school level that results in a comprehensive ISF action plan.
This webinar will be led by Susan Barrett, contributing author for the ISF Fact Sheet series, who will be joined by school district and system-based ISF practitioners from the Northwest and Pacific Southwest regions, Jennifer Kubista (Oregon) and Kaci Fleetwood (Nevada). Presenters will share their ISF implementation challenges, celebrations, and lessons learned or learning.
- Define the appropriate roles, functions, and mission of a District/Community Leadership Team (DCLT)
- Learn the strategies needed to conduct a robust assessment of existing mental health and MTSS resources
- Understand the process through which the DCLT selects interventions and monitors outcomes
- Discuss installation challenges, solutions, and innovations with ISF practitioners
Susan Barrett, MA, is the Director of the Mid-Atlantic PBIS Network at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore Maryland. She has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and certification in Special Education, having served as a teacher, administrator and coordinator with Sheppard Pratt Health System since 1993. Mrs. Barrett serves as an Implementer Partner with the United States Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)'s National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
Kelcey Schmitz, MSEd, is the Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and School Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Specialist at the University of Washington School Mental Health, Assessment, Research and Training (SMART) Center. Kelcey has been involved in many Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) efforts providing training, coaching, and evaluation to schools, districts, families and community organizations to support the social, emotional, and behavioral strengths and needs of students within an MTSS framework. She brings extensive experience leading state-wide MTSS efforts. Kelcey is also part of the Washington Partnership Access Line (PAL) for Schools pilot project and the Washington State School Climate Transformation Grant. Kelcey has a master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Kansas.
Leora Wolf-Prusan, EdD, is the School Mental Health Lead and Training Specialist for the Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, a project of SAMHSA that provides no-cost professional development to support the school mental health workforce in the Pacific Islands, Hawaii, California, Nevada & Arizona. She formerly served as the field director for a SAMHSA Now is the Time Initiative, ReCAST (Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma), which involves providing support to the 10 grantee cities and counties as they build city-based resiliency plans to respond to civil unrest due to community-based trauma. In addition to these national grants, she provides consulting and training for numerous other clients around issues related to school climate and positive youth development, educator mental health & wellness, and trauma-informed approaches to education.
Jennifer Kubista, Ed.D, is the current Superintendent at Central School District 13J, located in Independence and Monmouth, OR. She is a graduate of Gonzaga University (BBA), University of Connecticut (MA.Ed), and Seattle University (Ed.D). She was recognized as an Emerging Leader (2014) and Influence Leader (2017) through the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). She has a passion for volleyball as she continues to coach high level Division I volleyball officials. She leads through continuous learning, relationships, equity, accountability, and collaborative processes focused on the development of the whole child.
Kaci Fleetwood, M.Ed., BCBA, is the State Coordinator for Nevada's School Climate Transformation Project. Her current role assists school districts across Nevada to implement and sustain Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. Kaci Fleetwood received her master's degree in Education in 2010, and her bachelor's degrees in 2005 in Elementary and Special Education. Kaci Fleetwood previously worked for Washoe County School District, where she taught youth in both general and special education settings at the elementary and high school levels. After traditional teaching, she worked as an Implementation Specialist at the school-site, zone, and district levels. She holds Nevada instructional licenses in elementary education, special education, English as a second language, and literacy/reading specialist. Kaci completed her Board Certification in Behavior Analysis in 2015.
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