DIT Overview

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).

  • Dr. Bradford Lusk- Superintendent
  • Mat Rehkopf- Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Sara McIntyre- Director of Student Services
  • Elizabeth Brandonisio- MTSS Coordinator
  • Liz Morehouse- Middle School Principal
  • Sean Dieters- Middle School Assistant Principal
  • Mitch Bosch- High School Principal
  • David Sheppard- High School Assistant Principal
  • Abby Perdok- Middle School Teacher
  • Bill Mousel- Middle School Teacher
  • Phil Koops- High School Teacher
  • Christine Martin- ELA Curriculum Specialist
  • Jared Randall- Bentheim Principal 
  • Dean Kramer- Hamilton Elementary Principal
  • Kari Huckaby- Blue Star Principal
  • Jill Jipping- Elementary Teacher
  • James Grooters, Coordinator of Student Services
  • Jill Sloothaak - Elementary Teacher
  • Melinda Bronkhorst - Elementary Teacher
  • Jenna Walbeck - Community School Coordinator (OCSN)
  • Anna Cason - Elementary Positive Behavior Supports Coordinator


  • 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

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
  • Technology
  • 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. Brad Lusk and Mat Rehkopf maintain ultimate decision making authority for issues regarding policy, staffing, and resource allocation.