Two MCS Schools Chosen as Model of Demonstration Schools


John Pittard Elementary and Discovery School have been selected as a Silver Level RTI2-B Model of Demonstration Schools by the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP) at Vanderbilt University. Of the 1800 schools across Tennessee, only 25 schools are Model of Demonstration Schools.

Response to Instruction and Intervention-Behavior (RTI2-B) is an evidence-based approach for meeting behavioral and social needs of students. TBSP provides professional development and support to schools on addressing the behavioral and social needs of students. Schools must first complete the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project’s RTI2-B training before applying to be an RTI2-B Model of Demonstration School.

Model Schools have worked tirelessly to implement solid plans with the end goal of improving student outcomes and overall school climate.

John Pittard and Discovery School were recognized at the 2017 Partners in Education Conference and will be recognized at the Superintendent Study Council Conference in September. In addition, the 8 Model of Demonstration Schools from Middle Tennessee will be highlighted by Vanderbilt at the RTI2-B Summit in June.

TBSP is funded by the Tennessee Department of Education and consists of three regional support contracts: University of Memphis-Lambuth Campus, Vanderbilt University, and University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

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