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 Miller-Richter Award. Please visit the Recognition and  Dr. Mary Miller-Richter Award pages for more information as to how your school can become a MO SW-PBS Exemplar.

2016 Exemplar Schools

The 2016 Dr. Mary Miller-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) – Leading the Way for Student Engagement  on June 13, 2016 at Tan-Tar-A.

In addition,  217 Missouri schools were identified for their exemplary implementation of Schoolwide  Positive Behavior  Supports. These schools will also be recognized at the 11th annual School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Summer Training Institute (STI) – Leading the Way for Student Engagement during regional ceremonies on June 13, 2016. 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  Letter of Recognition was sent to Recognition Schools from Margie Vandeven, Commissioner of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Recognition Press Release 2016

To view the recognition schools by region, click on regional link, below. For contact information  of exemplary organizations, please contact the 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: Edu Plus (St. Louis)

Region 9: Central

Region 10: Special School District (St. Louis)