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Carpenters Elementary School recognized by the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project

The Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP) at the University of Tennessee recently recognized Carpenters Elementary School (CES), Blount County, for its excellence in implementing the Response to Instruction and Intervention – Behavior (RTI2-B) based programming with the support of the TBSP team.

Principal Katrina Gravitte has seen it work at Carpenters Elementary School, where behavior and office referrals are down this school year. CES has been working on Tier I of the Response to Instruction and Intervention – Behavior framework, setting school wide expectations, modeling behavior and responding to both appropriate and inappropriate behavior.

The Tennessee Behavior Supports Project is an extension of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.  TBSP works with East Tennessee public schools and school districts to develop, implement and sustain a continuum of positive behavioral interventions and supports.  TBSP is funded by the Tennessee Department of Education.  Dr. Tara Moore, Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, serves as the Primary Investigator for the TBSP-University of Tennessee, Knoxville project.