Brianna Stiller, Ph.D., is in her fifth year as coordinator of Positive Behavior Support (PBS) programs in School District 4J in Eugene, OR, where she has worked as a school psychologist for 31 years. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Ph.D. in school psychology in 1987. In addition to the First Step program, Dr. Stiller has co-authored Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Support, a curriculum designed to dovetail with schoolwide PBS at the elementary level. She is also collaborating with school district personnel and researchers at the University of Oregon to author a middle school program, Expect Respect. Additional projects include the IPBS (Intensive Positive Behavior Support) grant, which is a systems approach for screening, intervening, and monitoring progress of high-needs students. Dr. Stiller has been very active in supporting equity at the school level and was a key person in passing a district policy to support transgender and gender nonconforming students in May 2015.
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