• Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Leadership Team (MLT)

    The purpose of the MTSS team is to ensure the sustainable implementation of district/school-wide usable innovations/initiatives. This is done with the use of Implementation Science and a Multi-Tiered System of Support framework. Basically, systems implementation work. 

    MTSS is a framework that helps educators, families, and students meet the academic and behavioral needs of all students. MTSS grew out of the integration of two other intervention-based frameworks: Response to Intervention (RTI) and Proactive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). RtI and PBIS still exist, but under the umbrella of MTSS. 

    The Five Components of Colorado MTSS are Team-Driven Shared Leadership; Data-Based Problem Solving and Decision-Making; Family, School, and Community Partnering (FSCP); a Layered Continuum of Supports, and Evidence-Based Practices, which are the foundation for a sustainable system of support for the district.

    MTSS Leadership Team meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month during the school year via Zoom at 5:15 p.m. 

    The 2020-21 MTSS Leadership Team is Eileen Cahalane (kindergarten), Jenn Dinsmore (parent and community member), Perri Gipner (Director of Education), Catherine Kolbet (secondary science), Ellen Metrick (middle school English), Sara Rasmussen (Principal), Robin Snyder (preschool), Kelly Webb (5th grade). For questions or comments please reach out to team lead Ellen Metrick at ellen.metrick@norwoodk12.org. 

    From Colorado Department of Education (CDE):

     The Five Elements of MTSS