Behavior & Classroom Management

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive classroom and school environments.

At NKCES, we focus on utilizing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to support Northern Kentucky students. We also recognize that many Kentucky students have a mental health diagnosis/need or traumatic life event for which they need support. Our supports focus on positive, research-based interventions and supports and using a data-informed decision making process to support all students in our preschool and P-12 classrooms.

Great teaching starts with a strong classroom management plan that is based on positive behavior supports. We support the use of CHAMPS, Universal Design for Learning, differentiation, and direct/ explicit instruction to support the learning of students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms.

Training & Technical Assistance Available…

If your district or school would like to explore behavior supports and classroom management, to best support the learning of all students in inclusive classrooms, please contact us to discuss support opportunities including:

  • Professional development (training)
  • Professional Learning Community development
  • Book study support
  • Administrative support for implementing IEPs, IFSPs, and Progress Monitoring

Training offerings include overview and implementation sessions for:

  1. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  2. Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)
  3. Behavior Management
  4. Classroom Management
  5. Making data-informed decisions
  6. Choosing research-based interventions
  7. Developing tiers of intervention to support appropriate classroom behavior

Thank you for visiting the Behavior page for information, resources and helpful links on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS.)

Laura Clarke


Dr. Laura Clarke has over 10 years of experience supporting students with disabilities, teaching pre-service and practicing teachers at universities in the tri-state area. Laura has her Director of Special Education, Learning and Behavior Disorders, Moderate to Severe Disabilities, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood certifications and has taught in self-contained, resource, and co-teaching classrooms.

Laura has presented at regional, state, national conferences and has published articles in Teaching Exceptional Children, Beyond Behavior, Teacher Education and Special Education, Kentucky Teacher Education Journal.  She looks forward to sharing her experiences supporting teachers and students with disabilities with the Northern Kentucky community.


I welcome the opportunity to work with you!

Helpful Forms

Functional Behavior Assessment

Behavior Intervention Plan

Helpful Links                           ABRI

Kentucky RTI Behavior                         Conscious Discipline

PBIS World                         

Safe and Civil Schools

Trainings and Technical Assistance Offered



Classroom Management

Conscious Discipline

Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)/Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)

Specific Behavior Disorders

Research Based Behavior Strategies

Contact Laura Clarke