What is School-Wide Positive Behavior & Instructional Support?

PBIS is the application of evidence-based strategies and systems to increase academic performance, increase safety, decrease problem behavior, and establish positive school cultures.

Core Principles of P.B.I.S.

  • Team process

  • Facilitated leadership

  • School and District action planning

  • Data-based decision-making

  • Flexibility with fidelity of implementation

  • Working smarter, not harder

  • Emphasizing prevention, teaching and effective consequences

Core Team Members

Jessica Vittorino – Coach

Nicole Telese – Team Leader

Kathleen Manchester – Team Leader

Mildred Bernard – MTSS Liaison

Tammy Altizer– Treasurer

Yolanda Parks – Data Collection Tier 1

Kristin Alvarez – Data Collection Tier 2

Eileen Orr – Data Collection Tier 3

Trisha Hawkey – Time Keeper

Angela Mas – Communication

P.B.I.S. Model School

Southport Middle School has been awarded the following Model School Honors:

  • 2007 – 2008 – Bronze Award

  • 2008 – 2009 – Silver Award

  • 2010 – 2011 – Silver Applicant

  • 2013 – 2014 – Bronze Award

  • 2014 – 2015 – Gold Award

  • 2015 – 2016 – Gold Award

  • 2016 – 2017 – Gold Award

  • 2017 – 2018 – Gold Award

  • 2018 – 2019 – Bronze Award

  • 2019 – 2020

PBSSchoolwide Consequences