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Lincoln Center behavioral program earns state recognition

Lincoln Center Elementary’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team was awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the State of Minnesota and Governor Tim Walz. The team during the 2019-20 school year included Deanne Edlefsen, Heather Gysbers, Jenna Kvalheim, Jesse Moen, Lindy Nichols, Kristen Spanjers, Julian Stanke, Taylor Targonski and Cassandra Webb.

PBIS is a national program that helps schools use evidence-based behavioral interventions and strategies with students to enhance academic and social-emotional outcomes. It is based on the idea that students learn appropriate behavior through instruction, practice, feedback and encouragement. 

“I am extremely proud of this team for their excellent service and dedication in the promotion and implementation of PBIS at Lincoln Center and supporting our staff and students,” said Deanne Edlefsen, Lincoln Center Assistant Principal.

PBIS is an important part of the district’s Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) model, which aligns resources and support necessary for each student’s academic and social-emotional success. The PBIS framework is used district-wide and Student Support Specialists in each school help guide implementation.