Heather Peshak George, Ph.D.

Biography

Heather Peshak George is a Research Professor in the Department of Child & Family Studies at the University of South Florida within the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).  Her areas of interest include positive behavior support, school-wide discipline, systems-level change, implementation and function-based behavior support planning, and international applications of PBIS.

Keynote Session

Building District Capacity to Systematically Improve Outcomes for All

The number of schools engaging in PBIS implementation has grown exponentially over the past 20 years and research has demonstrated improved student and teacher outcomes and reduced disciplinary exclusions. But what can districts do to enhance high implementation of PBIS in their schools in order to achieve positive outcomes? This talk will provide the latest research findings and practical strategies to build district capacity in order to improve outcomes for all.