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What is a Multi-Tiered System of Support?
 
A Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a “tiered system of supports that integrates assessment and intervention within a school-wide, multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and reduce behavioral problems. MTSS promotes systems alignment to increase efficiency and effectiveness of resources” (Adopted from National Center on Response to Intervention, 2010). This allows instruction/interventions to match to student needs and ongoing monitoring of progress. MTSS is a framework for all students.
 
   
Mission
Our mission is to meet the academic, behavioral, social-emotional needs of each and every child.

Vision
Our vision is supporting students academic and social development through effective MTSS.

Key Features
  • Griffin-Spalding County Schools MTSS is a guiding framework to improve student academic, behavioral, and social emotional outcomes
  • MTSS is designed to address the needs of students that may struggle academically and/or behaviorally as well provide and avenue for students that need to be challenged
  • MTSS is based on a problem solving model that uses data to inform decision-making.
  • MTSS interventions are systematically applied and derived from researched-based and evidence-based practices.
  • MTSS is highly dependent on progress monitoring and data collection
  • MTSS plans are designed, implemented, and monitored by a multidisciplinary team of professionals
  • Families play a huge role in implementing the MTSS framework. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved and engaged in their children’s education and to participate in all decisions regarding increasing supports, interventions and/or other related changes to their child’s core curriculum to improve their academic and behavioral performance.

Mental Health and Positive Student Support Coordinator
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headshot of Eleajah McElroyEleajah McElroy is passionate about bridging the gap between teaching and learning and believes all students can learn with the right support. Eleajah McElroy earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics concentration in Statistics from Georgia State University (GSU). She completed a Master’s in Secondary Education and Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction. She earned a doctoral degree at Kennesaw State University for Educational Leadership for Learning. She also has a Coaching Endorsement, Gifted Endorsement, Student Support Team (SST) Coordinator Endorsement, and Educational Leadership Certification (GSU). Before her current role as Mental Health and Positive Student Support Coordinator, Eleajah McElroy served as a preschool teacher, a middle grades teacher (mathematics and social studies), district level Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, K-12 Mathematics Coordinator, and MTSS Coordinator.
Eleajah McElroy
MTSS & Project AWARE Coordinator
 
Tiffany Atchison
Mental Health Clinician 
 
Cassandra Crawford
Mental Health Clinician
 
Kainita Taylor
Mental Health Clinician
 
BJ Crossley
Climate Specialist 
 
Carol Landgrebe
Climate Specialist
 
Toniece Walker
Climate Specialist 

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