This workshop will give school psychologists the tools they need to be well on the road toward achieving Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) for their schools. The session will include an overview of MTSS and how a systemic structure builds a system for student wellness. This workshop will focus on how MTSS functions in schools and the mapping of your school and community programs/practices, leading to developing a plan to build of your MTSS Map. How to choose effective programs for each tier and a review of some effective programs that can be used by your school, ranging from preventative practices/programs in tier one to intervention practices/programs in tier three, will be discussed. School psychologists will be able to navigate MTSS and help to support their districts’ efforts in exploration and development of their Multi-Tier Systems and Supports.

Michael Lombardo, MA is the Director of Interagency Facilitation for the Placer County Office of Education.  In this position he provides leadership in early prevention, student wellness, social emotional support for students, breaking down barriers to education, collaborative strategy development and family/youth involvement, locally and throughout California. He is also the Director for Placer County Foster and Homeless Youth Services as well as being a member of the State Student Attendance Review Board and California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth.