Our Behavior Intervention Specialists

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Ms. Cierra Mendez

Hi, my name is Cierra Mendez, and I am the Intervention specialist here at MCA. I enjoy connecting with my students and the suspense of not knowing what my day will look like, as every day is different. When I am not working, I love spending time with my daughter and being around family.

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Mr. Timothy Dopson

Mr. Dopson is a Behavior Intervention Specialist at our school. Mr. Dopson was able to come back and give back to our community and the elementary school he attended. Mississippi Creative Arts students and staff are lucky to have Mr. Dopson as part of our team!

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    • About PBIS
      Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a framework for schools to create and sustain positive, effective, and culturally-inclusive environments that support academic and social success for all students.

      How It Works
      School teams use the PBIS framework to design their own system of equitable behavioral support for all students.  The emphasis is on preventing problem behavior, developing pro-social skills, and data-based problem solving for existing behavior concerns.  It is not a curriculum or a program, it is a research-based framework that schools continually build upon and refine to meet the changing needs of their community.

      Key Components

      • Identify goals and desired academic and social outcomes
      • Establish and develop school-wide systems
      • Select and implement evidence-based practices
      • Collect and use data to guide decision-making

       Tiers of PBIS