Event Details:
Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 11:00am - 12:30pm

PBIS Summer Workshop Series (August 5, 2020)

Role of Administrator in PBIS

"Administrative support and leadership is essential for the success of SW-PBIS. From the Principal through the Superintendent, all administrators should be active participants in the teaming process."

Administrator Role in SW-PBIS: Throughout the process, a team approach is emphasized to ensure stake-holder input and ownerships. Administrative support and leadership are essential for the success of SW-PBIS from the school building administrator through the Superintendent, all of whom should be active participants in the teaming process. At the district leadership level, administrators should be active participants in the leadership team, providing political and fiscal support for the initiative, and ensuring resources are allocated (see the “Blueprint” at for a complete list of leadership tasks). At the school level, administrator involvement is a “non-negotiable” to ensure the success of the SW-PBS efforts. The building principal does not have to be the leader of the SW-PBS team, but they should be an active participant. Based on the literature regarding effective school administrators, Colvin and Sprick (1999) identified ten principal leadership strategies related to SW-PBIS (see below).

1.    Maintaining standards regarding implementing PBIS,
2.    Making a public statement of support once the faculty has selected PBIS, 
3.    Establishing a representative leadership team to lead the process of implementing PBIS, 
4.    Supporting the team members to have the time and resources to accomplish the task, 
5.    Guiding rather than dictating decision-making,
6.    Taking a leadership role to model and reinforce implementing PBIS with fidelity, 
7.    Regularly attending and participating in team meetings,
8.    Providing recognition to faculty and the team for their hard work, 
9.    Serving as the spokesperson to community stake-holders about the worth and importance of PBIS, and 
10.  Establishing objective means to monitor and provide feedback to all staff about the effect of PBIS implementation. 

Summary: Investing in SW-PBIS has led to improvements in student learning and social behavior. By engaging in the process of data-based decision making to identify research-based practices and building the systemic supports for educators along a continuum, schools can create environments that prevent problem behavior and increase the likelihood that students will engage in appropriate behavior. Critical to success is the administrator’s active role in supporting the school-based team process.

Explore Additional Workshops:
August 11th, 2020
- PBIS Summer Workshop Series: Free, PBIS Overview: Understanding PBIS in your School or Program

August 13th, 2020 - PBIS Summer Workshop Series: Role of Administrator in PBIS

This Workshop Cost: $30/person

Come and join us on Zoom to learn more about your role in PBIS, share successes and challenges, and network with fellow administrators. Once you Register you will receive an email to confirm your attendance and provide you with the Zoom Workshop link. Register Now! (Fill in number of tickets, click off of the form and the grid to register names will open on this page)