15. Successes and Setbacks: Sustaining Tier 1 Fidelity in a Middle School Setting | PBIS 2023

Speaking: West Allegheny Middle School

While contending with the ever-unpredictable behaviors of middle schoolers, a global pandemic, and burned-out staff, sustaining a school-wide positive behavior system has taken flexibility, perseverance, and humor. We will share how the use of effective secondary-level acknowledgement systems, investment in staff buy-in, the establishment of a strong student team, and bridging PBIS with Advisory have allowed our program to endure through all the surprises and chaos that middle school can bring.