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System of Support

System of Support

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    MTSS Mission 

    The MTSS department supports schools in the development of sustainable academic and behavioral tiered systems of support through relationship building, focused training, and strategic coaching, in order to ensure schools have the systems needed to guarantee equitable outcomes for all students.


    What is MTSS?

    Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a framework focused on prevention and problem solving for all students using decision making based on data. MTSS uses evidence-based instruction, intervention and assessment practices to ensure that every student receives the appropriate level of support based on their level of need. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining Tier I support (universal), Tier II intervention (targeted group), and Tier III intervention (individual) systems to help eliminate barriers to learning and enable every student to successfully reach their full potential.


    The MTSS department includes multiple specialty teams dedicated to supporting system improvement:

    Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

    This team provides districtwide SEL guidance, support to pilot schools and resources to staff and the community.

    Restorative Justice (RJ)

    This team provides districtwide professional development, supports both focus and responsive school needs and responds to race-based incidents as needed. 

    Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

    This team provides districtwide MTSS guidance, professional development and direct support to all schools and programs.  Topics include:

    • Instructional Leadership Team 
    • Climate Team 
    • Professional Learning Communities 
    • Student Intervention Team
    • Tiered academic support and intervention
    • Tiered behavior support and intervention

    Fidelity of Implementation Tool (FIT)

     This team facilitates FIT assessments, supports districtwide and school-specific FIT data literacy and provides technical assistance for included items.  

    Rapid Response Team (RRT)

    This team provides direct support to schools who have exhausted their resources in an attempt to support children (P-12) displaying high risk behaviors.

    Student Conduct and Discipline

    This team provides support to all school administrators who are considering a school exclusion of longer than one day, are moving forward with a hearing or have student conduct and/or discipline questions of any kind. 

    Department Support

    This team provides data and technical support for the department.



Chandra Cooper
Senior Director MTSS
Krysti Vang
MTSS Administrative Assistant
Naomi Orem
MTSS Assistant Director
Jill Bryant
SEL Assistant Director
Niki Johnson
MTSS Program Administrator
Char Hutson
RJ Program Manager
Tier 3 Behavior Program Administrator
Joey Clarke
Chief Clerk