School briefs

August 15, 2005

Area schools win behavioral intervention awards

Four Washington County Public Schools were recognized July 21 at the annual Maryland Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Summer Institute in Ellicott City, Md.

Pangborn Elementary School, Winter Street Elementary School, Springfield Middle School and Boonsboro Middle School received Exemplar PBIS awards.

Thirteen county schools have received PBIS training, which involves direction on defining behavioral expectations, teaching those expectations to students, implementing consistent systems for rewarding appropriate behavior and using data to help develop interventions as needed.

Eastern Elementary School and Western Heights Middle School are previous Exemplar PBIS School award recipients.

PBIS is a national initiative managed through the collaborative efforts of the University of Oregon and the University of Connecticut and funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs.

Early-childhood consultant to appear at high school

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Public Schools will host early-childhood consultant Jean Feldman on Saturday at a special event about teaching young children in collaboration with early-childhood organizations across the county.


Early-childhood educators countywide, as well as instructional assistants, student teachers and support staff working with this age group, are invited to attend the event from 9 a.m. to noon in the Gov. Thomas Johnson High School auditorium.

Feldman has written a number of books including "A Survival Guide for Preschool Teachers," "Science Surprises," and "Ready, Set, Read!".

Feldman has 30 years of experience in education, a bachelor of arts from the University of Georgia and an masters and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and serves on the advisory boards of several organizations.

For information, call 301-696-6852 or send e-mail to

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