California Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

CalTACPBIS


promoting safe and equitable learning environments

Leadership

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Board Members

Barbara Kelley

- Board President

Ed Kelley

- Board Vice President

Bob Bertolli

- Board Treasurer

Cristy Clouse

- Board Secretary

Fran Antenore

- Board Member

Jacob Olsen

- Board Member

Joan Cachola

- Board Member

Officers

Barbara Kelley

President

Barbara Kelley has 25 years of experience as a School Psychologist, Behavior Expert, Therapist, and Educational Consultant for grades pre-k through 12. Mrs. Kelley is currently the California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports State Coordinator and is an associate of the National Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports Technical Assistance Centers at the University of Oregon and Connecticut (pbis.org) (cber.org). She has been a PBIS consultant, trainer, and coach for over 12 years; facilitating PBIS scaling up efforts at regional, district and school site levels across California. She is an international trainer for the School-wide Information Systems (SWIS) Facilitator Trainings and a national School-wide Information Systems (SWIS) trainer for schools. Her background training includes educational psychology, neuro-psychology, behavioral science, gestalt therapy, organizational systems theory, and professional development strategies for adult learners. Currently, her professional focus is educational reform, the scaling up of evidence-based practices, cultural proficiency and organizational systems change. Areas of expertise include High School implementation of PBIS, secondary and tertiary tier support systems, data for decision-making, and facilitation of District leadership teams.

Cristy Clouse

Vice President of Innovation

Cristy Clouse is a CalTAC-PBIS consultant, trainer, and coach who facilitates PBIS scaling up efforts across California and the Southwest. She has 32 years of educational experience including speech and language pathology, special education, secondary education, administration and district/site level PBIS coaching. Currently, Cristy provides PBIS technical assistance through district team trainings (PreK– High School), PBIS Leadership Academies, PBIS Skillbuilders™ and Schoolwide Information Systems (SWIS) Certification. She is an affiliate of the National Technical Assistance Center on PBIS, a professional member of the Association of Positive Behavior Supports, an active leader in the California PBIS Coalition, a Statewide PBIS Assessment Coordinator and a part of the training team for the Team Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS) model.

Kathy Stauffer

CFO

Kathy Stauffer, M. Ed., has been in education for 15+ years serving as a special educator, PBIS Coach and PBIS Trainer. Her passion for PBIS began when she wrote her Master’s Using Self-Regulation to Minimize Disruptive Classroom Behavior: A Case Study of a Student with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder at California State University, Fullerton in 2007. Kathy led her school site into creating a sustainable SW-PBIS system. She is currently the CFO and serves as a trainer for the California Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (CalTAC-PBIS, Inc.) focusing on the scaling up of PBIS across the state of California.

Dr. Steve Gonzalez

Vice President of Marketing

Described as a “positive change agent in education,” Steve Gonzalez facilitates positive, systemic change in organizations with a focus on implementing innovative practices. Steve’s vision is to create effective environments in which individuals work collaboratively and are motivated by the attainable outcomes that can transform the lives of children, youth, and adults.

 

A trained mental health/music therapist, an educational/school psychologist, and an educational leader, Steve helped co-author the First Annual School-wide Positive Interventions and Supports in California: Past, Present, and Future-A Summary on Implementation Fidelity and Impact on CA Schools, 2015 and initiated the work to establish the foundation for PBIS in central California. Steve is invested in helping leaders scale-up innovative systems that produce positive outcomes. Steve's work has garnered the attention from leaders in educational psychology in Japan, from national PBIS technical assistance centers, from county offices of education, mental health agencies, and non-profit organizations.

 

Steve is currently the Vice President of marketing for the California Technical Assistance Center on PBIS, is a core member of the California PBIS Coalition Leadership Team, and currently the Director of Pupil Services for Selma Unified School District. Steve has over 24 years working in the educational sector. He received his joint doctorate in Educational Leadership from UC, Davis/CSU, Fresno. When not facilitating positive change, Steve enjoys spending time with his family and running freely on any trail.

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