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Every year, MO SW-PBS identifies schools and districts that are exemplary in their implementation of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support, and can serve as demonstration sites or models of exemplary practice for other schools and districts. MO SW-PBS uses a rigorous process to identify these organizations. Exemplar schools represent all three tiers of implementation, all grade configurations, and all demographic compositions that are in the state of Missouri. Teams are encouraged to contact exemplary sites to network, share ideas, and possibly arrange visits.

Exemplary schools and districts in Missouri are identified and recognized through the MO SW-PBS recognition process, as well as the Dr. Mary Richter Award. Please visit the Recognition Application page for more information as to how your school can become a MO SW-PBS Exemplar. Visit the Dr. Mary Richter Award page to learn how to apply for this award.

2017 Exemplar Schools

The 2017 Dr. Mary Richter Award School and District of distinction winners will be announced at the opening ceremony of the 11th annual School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Summer Training Institute (STI) – Bridging the Gaps on June 14, 2017 at Tan-Tar-A.

In addition, 168 Missouri schools were identified for their exemplary implementation of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports. These schools will also be recognized at the 12th annual School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Summer Training Institute (STI) – Bridging the Gaps during regional ceremonies on June 14, 2017. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will provide all Recognition Schools with a framed certificate. Schools earning recognition for the first time also receive a banner. A Recognition Letter 2017 was sent to Recognition Schools from Dr. Nanci Johnson, Director of Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support.

Recognition Press Release 2017

To view the recognition schools by region, click on regional link, below. For contact information of exemplary organizations, please contact the SW-PBS Consultant(s) for the region in which the school is located.

Region 1: Southeast
Region 2: Heart of Missouri
Region 3: Kansas City
Region 4: Northeast
Region 5: Northwest
Region 6: South Central
Region 7: Southwest
Region 8: Education Plus
Region 9: Central
Region 10: St. Louis County (SSD)