Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

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Expanding & Sustaining MTSS . . .

is a partnership between the MAISD and local districts (LEAs) focusing on providing leadership, learning, and collaboration around efficient and effective MTSS practices. MAISD School Improvement & MTSS Consultants work with LEAs on the integration of a MTSS framework within the Continuous School Improvement Process, the essential foundation for improving academic achievement for all learners.

MAISD Project BEST . . .

is the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District Behavior and Environment Scale-up Technical Assistance Project.  The goal of Project BEST is to enhance and expand systems of support, and provide technical assistance for local districts and schools in Muskegon County, Michigan, for developing and sustaining a multi-tiered behavioral framework, to improve school climate and behavioral outcomes for students in Muskegon County, Michigan.  For more information on MAISD Project BEST.

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)  . . .

is a framework used by schools/districts to ensure high levels of learning for all students academically and behaviorally. MTSS focuses on providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student need while using data continuously and systematically at all levels to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of all components of the system. "Need-driven" decision-making seeks to ensure that district resources reach the appropriate students (schools) at the appropriate levels to accelerate the performance of ALL students to achieve career and college readiness.

MAISD MTSS Consultants

Amy Henry
School Improvement & MTSS Consultant
Phone: 231-767-7220


Jennifer Nelson
School Climate & Culture Consultant for Project BEST
Phone: 231-767-7333

Tricia McTaggart
Field Coordinator for Project BEST
Phone:  231-767-4372


Amy Dixon
Field Coordinator for Project BEST
Phone: 231-767-4373