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Grover C. Fields Spotlights Professional Learning Community group

On December 5, 2018, the Craven County Board of Education and Grover C. Fields Middle School spotlighted the members of the PBIS Team as a high performing professional learning community (PLC) at their school.  This team took the better part of the 2017-2018 school year to collect data and formulate specific plans which would be implemented at the start of school for 2018-2019. They spent many hours after school, along with two whole day planning sessions, to create the framework of the plan which would guide the move to the implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Systems at Grover C. Fields Middle. They provided feedback on a manual to be shared with all staff outlining procedures to be used, rewrote discipline referral forms to align with PBIS goals, and created the matrices which are now posted around school as reminders to staff and students of the expectations we hold for each other. This year they have developed a plan to collect and interpret discipline data so the school can create additional processes needed to support those teachers whose students are having difficulties adhering to expectations. The team is currently working on the creation of expectations for staff and students in areas such as breakfast and carpool. The goal is to align the expectations so that all staff and students understand exactly what is expected at all times.

We celebrate the members of the PBIS Team Cheyenne Surber, Glenda Furlough, Myra Snyder, Nikole Jefferson, Laura Miller, Steven Shipley, Lennis Fraizer, Brian Saunders, Elizabeth Killilea, Keith Davis, April Hall, and Joyel Hargett and thank these educators for all of their effort in helping GCF begin this journey, and we look forward to your continued support moving forward.