About Us

    National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

    U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs and Office of Elementary and Secondary Education


    Grant No. H326S180001

    The OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) was initially funded in 1998.  In October of 2018 a new five-year funding cycle was launched. The purpose of the new Center is to improve the capacity of SEAs, LEAs, and schools to establish, scale-up, and sustain the PBIS framework to (a) scale up tier 2 and 3 systems to improve outcomes for students with or at-risk for disabilities, (b) enhance school climate and school safety, and (c) improve conditions for learning to promote the well-being of all students.

    The Center (a) provides the technical assistance to encourage large-scale implementation of PBIS; (b) provides the organizational models, demonstrations, dissemination, and evaluation tools needed to implement PBIS with greater depth and fidelity across an extended array of contexts; and (c) extends the lessons learned from PBIS implementation to the broader agenda of educational reform.

    Organizational Structure

    Project Officer

    • Renee Bradley, Office of Special Education Programs


    • Heather George, University of South Florida
    • Tim Lewis, University of Missouri
    • Kent McIntosh, University of Oregon
    • Brandi Simonsen, University of Connecticut

    Senior Advisors

    • Robert Horner, University of Oregon
    • George Sugai, University of Connecticut

    Implementation Partners

    • Susan Barrett, Mid-Atlantic PBIS Network, Old Dominion University
    • Hoon Choi, University of Kansas
    • Lucille Eber, Midwest PBIS Network
    • Adam Feinberg, University of Connecticut
    • Jennifer Freeman, University of Connecticut
    • Steve Goodman, MIBLSI
    • Don Kincaid, University of South Florida
    • Kathleen Lane, University of Kansas
    • Sheri Luecking, Midwest PBIS Network
    • Amy McCart, University of Kansas
    • Brian Meyer, Midwest PBIS Network
    • Kelsey Morris, University of Missouri
    • Bob Putnam, The May Institute
    • Brenda Scheuermann, Texas State University
    • Jeff Sprague, University of Oregon
    • Mark Weist, University of South Carolina
    • Kim Yanek, Mid-Atlantic PBIS Network, Old Dominion University

    External Evaluation Team

    • Robert O'Neill, University of Utah
    • Gwen Cartledge, The University of Ohio
    • Lise Fox, University of South Florida
    • Wendy Reinke, University of Missouri

    To find a local contact for PBIS implementation, please visit our PBIS State Coordinators Page.