My Role at Mount Nittany Elementary
At MNES, I have the opportunity to do what I love every single day; collaborate with school staff and families in order to provide social-emotional, behavioral, and academic supports to all unique and developing learners!
Fostering Social and Emotional Learning
As part of MNES’s School Wide Positive Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) program, I facilitate one-to-one support, skills-based groups (e.g., self-regulation, anxiety reduction, social skills, etc.), lunch bunches, and more! An additional role that I hold within the SWPBIS team is to complete the Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and assist in the creation of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs). Furthermore, I collaborate with our school counselor on school-wide guidance events, such as Bullying Awareness and Prevention Month and Children's Mental Health Awareness Week activities.
Special Education & Gifted Evaluations
I complete all multidisciplinary team evaluations for students who are referred for special education and/or gifted eligibility and need for services, as well as coordinate the transition process between preschool to kindergarten for children who are receiving early intervention supports and services.
School Team Involvement
I am a member of various school teams, such as the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) team, Response to Intervention and Instruction (RtII) data team, and the PBIS Tier 1, 2, and 3 teams. During the 2017-2018 school year, MNES became the first SCASD school to be recognized as earning fidelity of implmentation (i.e., "Banner Status") at all three tiers of SWPBIS. I am also part of the Safety Care Team, which is a crisis prevention and intervention program. To learn more about MNES earning "Banner Status" at all three tiers of SWPBIS, check out the Centre County Gazette article. To learn more about SWPBIS at MNE, visit our school website!
Equity and Inclusivity
I am one of the equity advocates at MNES. The State College Area School District recognizes the importance of equity and thus is engaged in a concerted effort to provide more caring and inclusive experiences for every student. For more information on SCASD's equity and inclusivity efforts, please visit the Equity and Inclusivity Website, which includes a calendar of events, steps for resolving a concern, etc.