Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year!
A few updates to get the year started and support your PBS efforts in your schools:
First, I would like to introduce myself to everyone. My name is Carmen Gietz and I have joined Tim Ylagan as a District SR/PBS coach this year. This is my second year in the district, and I am excited to be taking on this role and working with schools to promote and implement PBS. Throughout my training as a School Psychologist, I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Kent McIntosh at UBC to conduct research on various aspects of PBS. In our research lab, we looked at issues such as the link between behaviour supports in school and academic achievement, integrating bullying prevention into PBS, and factors influencing sustainability of PBS. I completed my District PBS Coaches Training during the 2010-2011 school year. My contact information can be found on the Contact Information page on the right of your screen. I am excited to share my passion for PBS and I look forward to working with you all this year!
Please mark your calendars for our first District SR/PBS Rep. meeting, taking place on Monday, October 15th, 2012. The meeting will be 3:30pm-4:30pm in the District Development Centre (DDC) at the BO/SSS building. We will e-mail the agenda out to school SR/PBS reps at a later date.
For those of you interested in a professional development opportunity, consider the Making Connections Conference! The 15th Annual Making Connections Conference is taking place on October 31st-November 2nd, 2012, in Richmond, BC. There is an exciting lineup of speakers and presenters, with sessions focused on school-wide, class-wide, small group, and individual supports. Please see the attached program for more information.