STEP/Planning Room

Top Row L to R: Andrew Cavanaugh, Katie Keir, Jocelyn Horton, Laurie Greenleaf.

Bottom Row L to R: Laura Winter, Breanna Gunn

STEP is an acronym for Supportive Teams for Educational Progress.

 

The main goal of STEP is to provide specialized behavioral interventions in such a manner that students are able to expand their social repertoire, develop emotional stability and behavioral control while meeting their academic and social needs.  STEP offers a wide spectrum of services ranging from behavioral observation and teacher consultation to creation of full behavior support plans. These services are created by the coordinators of the program and implemented by specially trained paraprofessionals.  

Planning Room

 

The Planning Room is a place for students to go to for behavior intervention.  It is a quiet space for students to do work, problem-solve behavior conflict, and develop a plan to re-enter the classroom.  The Planning Room is staffed by a skilled Paraeducator who is also a Registered Behavior Technician.

Behavior Interventionist:

Jocelyn Horton

Jocelyn is the Behavior Interventionist for Green Street School’s STEP services. This will be her fourth year working at Green Street School in the STEP room.

 

As a Behavior Analyst, her role is to provide behavior consultation and support to classroom teachers at Green Street with a focus on supporting student’s with significant behaviors to be successful and fully included in their classroom.

 

Jocelyn graduated from Antioch University New England with a Masters degree in Education and a focus on Applied Behavior Analysis in 2012. The following year, she received by Board Certification in the field of Behavior Analysis.

 

Jocelyn currently holds a teaching certification in the state of New Hampshire and has a significant amount of

experience in early childhood development as well as a strong education in the Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Planning Room: 

Kathy Bloom

Kathy is the Planning Room Supervisor here at Green St. School.  She has an Associates Degree in Early Education and has  worked for  WSESU for for the last 23 years.   

 

Last August she earned her Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential from BACB . She lives in Brookline with her husband of 21 years and 4 of their 7 children.  During the summers the family spends as much time as possible at the Maine shore.