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Linn-Mar Counselor Recognized by State Educators

The Iowa Department of Education has named Excelsior Middle School counselor Lindsey Starmer as one of the PBIS People of the Year.

Ms. Starmer is one of seventeen educators recognized from across the state.

Lindsey StarmerPositive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is a Multi-Tiered System of Supports framework. PBIS/MTSS is an every-education decision-making framework that addresses the “whole child,” and attends to academic and social-emotional-behavioral needs of students.

Key features of MTSS include a continuum of supports with increasing intensity matched to student need, the use of research informed practices, and data for decision making. Phrases describing these award winners vary from, “outstanding, changes students’ lives, data-driven, creates positive relationships with all families to changes the culture of our entire school.”

All of those qualities describe Lindsey’s contributions at Linn-Mar as well. We are proud to have her on our team!

Congratulations Lindsey!