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The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)

BEST: Building Effective Support For Teaching Students With Behavioral Challenges

A person runningBEST/MTSS Summer Institute 2014


VTPBiS Intensive Level: Wraparound Facilitator Training

Jesse Suter and Jean Haigh


This strand is designed for individuals who have been identified by their School/SU/District Teams to be trained as wraparound facilitators after completion of the Intensive Level

Wraparound readiness requirements listed at


The primary focus of this strand will be to increase participants’ knowledge of and fluency with the wraparound process including: 

  • Engaging with families to identify their strengths and priorities
  • Forming a team of service providers and natural supports (e.g., extended family, friends, mentors)
  • Developing and implementing an individualized plan that results in effective, realistic, and practical strategies
  • Collecting and using data to monitor progress
  • Collaborating with school leadership team and community supports
  • For more information about the Intensive Level of PBIS visit or contact your VTPBiS coach.

    Pre-institute tasks

    1) Complete online survey (available June 1)
    To help us prepare for this event we will ask you to complete a brief survey before the summer institute. This survey will be available in June.

    2) Complete two short pre-readings before institute
    • Read Phases & Activities of the Wraparound Process:
    • Read Ten Principles of the Wraparound Process:

    3) Bring the following to the institute
    • Bring progress-monitoring data (FBA/BIP, ODRs) for 1-3 students who seem to need more than FBA/BIP and/or students whose home, school, or community placement is at risk
    • For one of these students, to the best of your ability complete pages 1 & 2 of the Wraparound Student Action Plan:
    • A positive attitude and great ideas!



    Jesse Suter Jesse Suter, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont assigned to the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion in the College of Education and Social Services. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2006, and joined the faculty at CDCI to pursue the development, research, and evaluation of school-based interventions for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. He is pursuing a line of research in wraparound, a team-based planning process for meeting the needs of students with serious emotional and behavioral disabilities and maintaining them in their homes, schools, and communities. In this area, he has worked closely with John Burchard and Eric Bruns co-authoring several journal articles and book chapters, including the first meta-analysis of wraparound outcome studies. He also works with Michael Giangreco examining ways to improve special education service delivery for students with disabilities. Email: Website:
    Jean Haigh

    Jean Haigh, MA.Ed., External Systems Coach, Multi-Tiered System of Services, RtII, PBiS, Implementation Coach and Trainer, ViiM, Vermont’s Integrated and Instructional Model, Implementation Coach 4th year. Full time faculty, Johnson State College, Special Education 10 years, retired.  Special Education Director, Lamoille South SU and Rutland Central SU, 12 years. Program Director, Brandon Training School, 16 years and 5th grade teacher Lothrup Elementary School, 4 years.

    Education; Edinburgh (Scotland), University, Microbiology, BSc., Castleton State College, BS, Education. Castleton State College, MAEd, in Curriculum and Instruction and Behavioral Psychology. Double major.

    People in Partnership, Special Education Advisory Board, Juvenile Sex Offender Review Board, Higher Education Collaborative/ Autism Group,, RTI Research Team, 5 Pilot Schools. UVM, ACT 230 Review Team, UVM 1991-1993,    Higher Education Collaborative/ Special Education Group, Northwoods Stewardship Center, Board of Directors, 8 years, President, Green Mountain Club, current.





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