By Alberta Stojkovic
For the Morrow County Sentinel
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.
Alberta Stojkovic is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at [email protected]