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A Comprehensive Student Engagement Intervention

Check & Connect, an evidence-based program out of the University of Minnesota, is a comprehensive tier 2 intervention designed to engage family, student, and school staff in supporting engagement and learning for students in grades K–12. Check and Connect mentors help students engage in school by:

  • Checking on students, assessing their engagement with school and learning through close monitoring of their attendance, behavior, and grades; and
  • Connecting with students, offering individualized intervention in partnership with school personnel, families, and community service providers.

Check & Connect is an evidence-based practice that is most successful when used as part of a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) such as Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) or Response to Intervention (RTI). Please contact one of the trainers* if you are interested in implementing Check and Connect or are interested in a refresher training.

OSPI Supports a Host of Check & Connect Trainers
Trainer Organization E-mail
Pamila Gant Mentoring Works WA
Shelley Seslar North Central Education Service District 171
Tricia Hagerty

Independent PBIS Trainer/District Implementation Specialist
Lori Lynass Sound Supports
Angela Griffin
Christian Madruga
Danielle Wilson
Essence Russ
Rayann Silva
Greg Benner
Center for Strong Schools, UW Tacoma
Jennifer Kubista Tacoma Public Schools
Hillary Conville Auburn School District

* OSPI supports the ongoing certification of the trainers, which is monitored and provided by the University of Minnesota. The fees charged by trainers covers their time and materials.


   Updated 1/3/2017

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