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Ritenour School for Early Childhood Education Receives Highest Award for Behavior Supports

SEC Reading Ritenour School for Early Childhood Education (SEC) received the Gold Award on Sept. 16 for its successful Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) programs. The award was presented by the Special School District Governing Council.

Dr. Gyniquea Davis, the school’s principal, said the Gold Award comes as a result of SEC staff working hard to develop a system of whole school and individual supports that create a nurturing environment for learning. 

"Positive behavior interventions allow us to ensure a safe climate with high expectations of our youngest learners,” said Davis. “We reward positive behavior and create supports to help our students make good choices. This is an important lifelong skill."

SEC earned the Bronze Award in 2017 for its PBIS program. In past years, each of our elementary schools and Ritenour Middle School have been recognized at the state level and by SSD for their PBIS programs. Marvin Elementary has earned the Gold Award five times. 

PBIS is a systematic approach designed to help students achieve important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behavior. The program teaches students social and character building skills on a continual basis. The PBIS program encourages students to understand their roles in society, assume responsibility and become more productive citizens.