University of Vermont

The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)

BEST: Building Effective Support For Teaching Students With Behavioral Challenges

A person runningBEST/MTSS Summer Institute 2016

Strand D

Refresher in VTPBiS Features

Richard Boltax and Sherry Schoenberg

For Eligible VTPBiS School Leadership Teams


Currently implementing VTPBiS Schools are eligible to attend this training.  It is recommended that VTPBiS schools attend this Strand if they are experiencing common implementation dips such as loss of momentum, low implementation fidelity and high rates of staff and administrator turnover.  For schools previously trained in PBIS but are no longer implementing PBIS, please contact your State TA to determine if this Strand is the best option for your school.


This strand will serve as a review of PBIS data, systems and practices across the tiers within a multi-tiered system of supports.  Participants will learn about common implementation dips and the latest and greatest practical strategies for overcoming implementation fatigue.  Participants will learn how to analyze their own data for increased fidelity of implementation and improved student outcomes, develop a maintenance plan for revitalization and continuance improvement, and walk away with a “tool-kit” of strategies and skills necessary to support new staff in PBIS features.  This strand will differentiate activities based on individual school need and school data.    

Who should attend?

VTPBiS leadership teams including School Coordinator and Administrator or SU/SD Coordinator and representatives of other staff members.

Wondering if this strand is for you? Contact Cassandra Townshend at


Check back after May 1st.


Richard Boltax

Richard Boltax is an education consultant with the Vermont Department of Education and a member of the Vermont PBIS State Team. Richard's expertise includes helping schools to develop school-wide discipline plans. Richard provides training and technical assistance to help schools throughout Vermont build their capacity to include students with emotional and behavioral challenges.

Sherry Schoenberg

Sherry Schoenberg is the Vermont BEST/PBIS Project Coordinator, located at UVM's CDCI, and has been a member of the BEST Team for 20 years. She has a background in children’s mental health as a direct service provider, state level program administrator, and as a school and mental health consultant since 1982. Sherry coordinates the training, technical assistance, and evaluation for the Vermont Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports State Team and provides training and support in several social/emotional/behavioral health topics.







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