What is the purpose of the DIT?
The DIT creates and supports a district system to sustain multiple levels of Academic and Behavior Support. This includes:
- Tier 1: Curriculum and Supports provided to all students. This includes Academic Core Curriculum, Social Emotional Curriculum, and Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
- Tier 2: Group based interventions available to some students based on data
- Tier 3: Individualized interventions available to some students based on data
- Data Collection and Analysis through Universal Screening and Data Review Meetings
These curriculum, supports, and interventions are collectively known as Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).
Who is in the DIT?
- Dave Tebo: Superintendent
- Mat Rehkopf: Director of Teaching and Learning
- Sara McIntyre: Director of Student Services
- Elizabeth Brandonisio: MTSS Coordinator and School Psychologist
- April Lobbes: Strategy and School Improvement Coordinator
- Christine Martin: Instructional Coach
- Elizabeth Morehouse: Middle School Principal
- Sean Deiters: Middle School Assistant Principal
- Mitch Bosch: High School Principal
- David Sheppard: High School Assistant Principal
- Lauren Robinson: High School Counselor
- Philip Koops: High School Teacher
- Bill Mousel: Middle School Teacher
- Abby Perdok: Middle School Teacher
- Dan Scoville: Elementary Principal
- Jared Randall: Elementary Principal
- Dean Kramer: Elementary Principal
- Jeff Roon: Elementary Principal
- Jill Jipping: Elementary Teacher
- Hannah Kotsko: Elementary Social Emotional Learning Coordinator
What happens at a DIT meeting?
- Use district data to create and revise goals and action plans
- Ensure that action plan items align with district vision and priorities
- Support School Coaches and School Leadership Teams
- Discuss and resolve barriers and concerns shared by schools
- Make decisions regarding the selection and deselection of pilot programs and curriculum
- Plan for communication with district staff and stakeholders
How does the DIT make decisions?
When the DIT makes a decision, they consider:
- Does data support a need?
- Stakeholder perception of need
- Fit with district vision and priorities
- Alignment with current initiatives
- Curriculum and Materials
- Staff, Coaching, and Training
- Data Systems
- Outcome data
- Proven results with similar populations
- System for training and assistance
- Available staff
- Ability to sustain
- Ability to create Buy-in
All DIT decisions are made with team discussion and, when necessary, a majority vote. Dave Tebo and Mat Rehkopf maintain ultimate decision making authority for issues regarding policy, staffing, and resource allocation.