Seventh annual PBIS conference to be held November 4

This year’s topic for the seventh annual PBIS conference, hosted by USM, is “Building and Sustaining Multi-Tiered Systems of Behavioral Support.”

The conference will be held at the Augusta Civic Center on November 4 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Click here for more information or to register.

Presenters will include Dr. George Sugai and Dr. Scott Ross.

Dr. George Sugai, from the University of Connecticut, is a Neag endowed chair and professor with tenure. He is currently co-director of the national Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports which has been established by the Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education to give schools capacity building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.

Scott W. Ross, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is the new director of the Office of Learning Supports (OLS) at the Colorado Department of Education, which is responsible for advancing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) in Colorado. Previously, Dr. Ross was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University where he taught coursework in direct instruction, curriculum development, classroom and behavior management, coaching, and systems change. Dr. Ross is also the author of the Bullying Prevention in Positive Behavior Support curriculum and corresponding empirical analyses, for which he received the Initial Research of the Year award in 2010 from the Association of Positive Behavior Support. Dr. Ross has published and reviewed extensively for education journals, including Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, School Psychology Quarterly, Teaching Exceptional Children, and the Journal of Positive Behavior Support.