Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., is an independent behavioral consultant and an intervention specialist at Minneapolis Public Schools where she works to create positive behavioral environments for elementary students. She was formerly the lead PBIS coach for a school district in the Minneapolis metropolitan area, as well as a special educator for many years, working with students who have emotional behavioral disability (EBD) needs. Beth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota Char Ryan, Ph.D., is a PBIS coach, evaluation specialist, and Minnesota State SWIS (Schoolwide Information Systems) trainer. She is also a licensed psychologist and consultant with the Minnesota Association for Children s Mental Health. Formerly, Char was an assistant professor at Saint Cloud State University and state PBIS coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning. She is a frequent conference presenter and has been published in numerous journals, including Psychology in the Schools. Char lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. "
As a districtwide PBIS coach, I don t know how many times I wished for a condensed manual to guide me through the process of working with the fourteen buildings on my team. Each building was at a different place with implementation, some just starting and several were four years in. It can be a challenge to meet such varying needs. The PBIS Team Handbook is a lifesaver for both newbies and veterans. Katy Cummins-Bakko, district PBIS coach, Robbinsdale Area Schools"