Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

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    Marana Unified School District has a team to support the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Framework at all school sites and levels.

    MTSS is an evidence-based framework for effectively integrating multiple systems and services to simultaneously address a student’s academic achievement, behavior, and social-emotional well-being.  

    At MUSD we utilize Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) to create a proactive approach to supporting students, families, and staff using several key elements:

    • Increasing levels of targeted support for those who need it
    • Integrated plans that address student’s academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs
    • The use of evidence-based strategies 
    • A school-wide approach to student support
    • Professional development to enable delivery of interventions and effective progress monitoring
    • Family involvement and collaboration

    Our MTSS staff consists of a Program Coordinator, District Social Workers, and a Data Integrity Specialist, who offer a variety of supports for students and families including:

  • MTSS Program Coordinator - 
    Melissa Hall
    (520) 352-2421 x2045   - Email  

    Data Integrity Specialist: 
    Karen Leverty  - Email

    District Social Worker: 
    Krysti Hesse - Email

    District Social Worker: 
    Nicole Kearney - Email  

    District Social Worker: 
    Jane Webster - Email