The Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) was initially funded in 1998. In October of 2023 a new five-year funding cycle was launched. By securing this round of funding, the Center builds on the momentum of the last five years to support more than 25,000 schools across all 50 states to continue to sustain and scale up their PBIS implementation efforts. To do that, partners will promote real-world examples of PBIS implementation, host its annual forum, and continue to release free resources for educators to co-create affirming, culturally-supportive, and productive learning environments. If you are new to PBIS, find out how to get started.
Over the past 26 years, the Center has established itself as a leader in the field of education, working together with state and local agencies to improve social, emotional, academic, and behavioral outcomes for all students. Its work is rooted in prevention, centered in equity, based on human-centered science, and only implemented through collaborative partnerships with students, families, educators, and their extended communities.
The Center on PBIS is grounded in the values of comprehensive prevention, based on human-centered science, and implemented through collaborative partnerships, centered in equity, to improve social, emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes.
The Center on PBIS achieves its aims through:
*Educator is a broad term that includes all individuals within a school setting who support students (e.g., teachers, educational aides, administrators, counselors, school psychologists, administrative assistants, community mental health providers).
Mohamed Soliman, Office of Special Education Programs
Heather George, University of South Florida
Kent McIntosh, University of Oregon
Brandi Simonsen, University of Connecticut
Robert Horner, University of Oregon
Tim Lewis, University of Missouri
George Sugai, University of Connecticut
Susan Barrett, Old Dominion University
Aaron Campbell, University of Missouri
Erin Chaparro, University of Oregon
Jennifer Freeman, University of Connecticut
Steve Goodman, University of Connecticut
Nikole Hollins-Sims, University of Oregon
Don Kincaid, University of South Florida
Kathleen Lane, University of Kansas
Brian Meyer, Midwest PBIS Network
Ruthie Payno-Simmons, Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center
Kelly Perales, Midwest PBIS Network
Lisa Powers, University of Missouri
Bob Putnam, The May Institute
Maria Reina Santiago-Rosario, University of Oregon
Brenda Scheuermann, Texas State University
John Seeley, University of Oregon
Mark Weist, University of South Carolina
Kimberly Yanek, Old Dominion University