State award presented to Mount Gilead program


By Alberta Stojkovic - Morrow County Sentinel



Mount Gilead After School Beehive Teacher, and Enrichment Coordinator, Tabitha Wilburn, at left, receives Ohio's PBIS Bronze award from Barb Gentille-Green, State Consultant for Region Seven and North Central Ohio Regional Service Center.


Park Avenue Elementary Principal, Jim Swain, praised teacher, Tabitha Wilburn for encouraging and bringing an inviting and enriching environment to students. Mount Gilead’s program was one of 22 schools in Ohio to receive the Bronze Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) award. Park Avenue School and Wilburn’s program is part of the Ohio PBIS Network to encourage an environment of positive behavior.

The Bronze certificate states that the award is for “developing a level of implementation of School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.” Wilburn’s program is for enrichment of the Park Avenue School environment and she also is Coordinator for the after-school “Beehive” program that has 140 students attending.

The PBIS website explains that the Ohio PBIS Network was initiated by the Ohio Department of Education Office to develop materials, resources and training to support improvement of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in Ohio Schools.

The purpose is to improve safety, social competence and academic achievement for all students.

Mount Gilead After School Beehive Teacher, and Enrichment Coordinator, Tabitha Wilburn, at left, receives Ohio’s PBIS Bronze award from Barb Gentille-Green, State Consultant for Region Seven and North Central Ohio Regional Service Center.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/12/web1_DSCN81282.jpgMount Gilead After School Beehive Teacher, and Enrichment Coordinator, Tabitha Wilburn, at left, receives Ohio’s PBIS Bronze award from Barb Gentille-Green, State Consultant for Region Seven and North Central Ohio Regional Service Center.

By Alberta Stojkovic

Morrow County Sentinel