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How to Fine-Tune Your MTSS for Learning Recovery

Thursday, February 23, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

How to Fine-Tune Your MTSS for Learning Recovery

Presented by Alison B. Augustson, MTSS Coordinator for Elementary Schools, Rowan-Salisbury School System (NC); Matt Harriger, MTSS Coordinator for Secondary Schools, Rowan-Salisbury School System (NC); and Dr. Yvette Cantu, Chief Academic Officer, Buena Park School District (CA)
Moderated by Jess Weston, Customer Success Manager, Panorama Education

Sponsored by Panorama Education

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Faced with alarming data from the recent NAEP report, many districts are looking for the best and most effective path to learning recovery. With Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), collecting and examining the right data will help your teams focus on areas of urgency first. Hear from school leaders who are making finely tuned changes to their MTSS in order to accelerate learning recovery for their students.

In this edLeader Panel, we explore moving from alarm to action through:

  • Positively impacting the ABCs through social-emotional learning interventions
  • Collecting data that can assess student social-emotional learning status in your district
  • Interpreting data to inform action on the most urgent issues your district is facing

This recorded edLeader Panel is of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders.

Alison AugustsonAbout the Presenters

Alison Augustson is currently the MTSS Coordinator for Elementary Schools in the Rowan-Salisbury School System in Salisbury, NC. She has been in this role for the district for the past three years. Prior to this, she was an MTSS coach for the district, supporting a handful of schools with the initial implementation. Before working in MTSS, Alison was an educational diagnostician for the district’s Exceptional Children’s Department. She received her BS in special education from Appalachian State University and was a special education teacher for 16 years before moving to district-level roles. Her teaching experience includes working with students, from kindergarten to eighth grade, with mild to moderate disabilities. She also holds a master’s in reading from UNC Charlotte.

Matt Harriger

Matt Harriger began his teaching career in 2004, making his way into the role of Assistant Principal at Rowan-Salisbury in 2016, and then MTSS Coordinator for Secondary Schools in 2020, where he enjoys using data to drive decisions and implementing the MTSS framework for school improvement.

Dr. Yvette Cantu

Dr. Yvette Cantu’s career began in Inglewood Unified School District in California, moved to Norwalk La Mirada School District, and finally to Buena Park School District, also in California. Her experience encompasses teaching kindergarten through seventh grade, acting as a district staff developer, a director of curriculum and instruction, and now a chief academic officer. Dr. Cantu completed a doctoral program in educational leadership at CSUF. She is a native Californian living in Fullerton along with her husband with whom she shares two grown sons.

Jess WestonAbout the Moderator

Jess Weston is a Customer Success Manager at Panorama. She leads work with many of Panorama’s district clients in California, Washington, and Oregon.


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Panorama EducationPanorama Education partners with K-12 schools and districts across the country to collect and analyze data about social-emotional learning, school climate, family engagement, and more. With research-backed surveys and a leading technology platform, Panorama helps educators act on data and improve student outcomes. Panorama supports 15 million students in 21,000 schools and 1,500 districts across 50 states.


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