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Welcome to the first annual June Institute for Schools at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines Iowa!  

We hope you find what you need across this 3-day event focused on supports in the areas of literacy, mathematics, social-emotional-behavioral well-being and mental health, subgroups, and culture/climate! This site is for all attendees to have access to presenters and session materials.  This is not where you register.    

Please note that registration must be completed within the AEA Registration System, and that special sessions are pre-registration only. Registration links for the Conference and Special Sessions are located HERE.

*General Sessions, as well as session descriptions may change; additional general sessions may be added.  Session materials will be posted prior to the conference.  

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Thursday, June 13 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
What You Always Wanted to Know About PBIS ~ But Were Afraid to Ask!

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Panel discussion with outstanding educators who have done the work of PBIS successfully within secondary schools. The panelists will outline the good, the bad, and the ugly of implementing PBIS with fidelity in middle and high school settings. Answering the questions of how to obtain staff buy-in, avoiding the pitfalls of the “ticket” reward system, and making PBIS meaningful and purposeful to students are just a few of the topics that will be covered. We all know that data doesn’t lie, so come, see, hear and learn from administrators and teachers how the data supporting the work of PBIS is too powerful to dismiss.  


Scott Kibby

Principal, Liberty High School, Iowa City CSD
Scott Kibby is the principal of Liberty High School in Iowa City. Liberty is a new school to the district and Mr. Kibby will outline how one day he looked at the data and realized that the students did not feel a sense of belonging. PBIS changed all of that.  
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Henry Shepard

Assistant Principal/PBIS Internal Coach, Expo/Alternative High School
Henry Shepherd is the Assistant Principal and PBIS Internal Coach for Expo Alternative High School in Waterloo. Mr. Shepherd brings several years of dynamic PBIS experience to the table with diverse populations.  

Jackie Fober

PBIS Consultant, Central Rivers AEA
Jackie Fober, Central Rivers AEA, was one of the first trained in PBIS for the state and has trained hundreds of educators over the years. Ms. Fober’s knowledge of PBIS data, systems and practices will be invaluable.  

Teresa Goehring

PK-12 Success Coach and PBIS Coach, Okoboji CSD
Teresa Goehring is the Success Coach and a PBIS PreK-12 Coach for Okoboji Community Schools, and works with special education/behavior and At Risk students. Ms. Goehring implements reinforcement using the concept of Quality Time for positive reinforcement.  

Justin Blietz

Associate Principal, Cedar Rapids CSD
Justin Blietz is an associate principal with a passion for empowering educators and building capacity around trauma sensitive practices. Justin has worked extensively with schools, districts and organizations throughout the country to transform culture and climate through trauma informed... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm CDT
  SEBMH, 7-12
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Panel