PBIS Forum


17th Annual New England Positive Behavioral Support Forum

The virtual conference will be held on Friday, November 19, 2021

Although we hope schools will return to a more normal school year next fall, out of an abundance of caution our 2021 New England PBIS conference will be held virtually.  Our primary goal continues to be the health and safety of our presenters, attendees, volunteers, and other participants.

For the most up to date information about the Forum, please visit the event page here.



Preview of the schedule as of 11/12/21

Keynote Speakers

Morning Keynote:  Systematic Screening

Dr. Kathleen Lane is a Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research. Dr. Lane’s research interests focus on designing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive, integrated, three-tiered (Ci3T) models of prevention to (a) prevent the development of learning and behavior challenges and (b) respond to existing instances, with an emphasis on systematic screening. She is currently President of the Council for Exceptional Children Division for Research (CEC-DR). She is the co-editor of Remedial and Special Education and Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. 

Afternoon Keynote: Culturally Responsive Practices

Dr. Tamika La Salle is an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut. She received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Georgia State University. Her primary areas of research interests include culturally responsive education practices, school climate, and the interrelationships among cultural and ecological variables including the community, family, and school on student outcomes. Dr. La Salle is currently working on a cross-cultural school climate validation study with four countries outside of the United States.


For More Information:       
Christine Downs,      
Director of PBIS