Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Heather Lowry
My name is Heather Lowry, I am the Behavior Resource Teacher here at Newberry Elementary School. This is my 14th year in public education, with another 4 years in private education and preschool. I have taught Pre-K through 6th grade. I have my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and my masters in Educational Leadership. I've also completed my Registered Behavior Technician coursework. I love learning and growing. If I can't do something or don't know something, I'm always willing to ask and find out.
I moved to Gainesville when I was in the 7th grade and went to Alachua County Schools for middle school and high school. My husband, Levi and I have been married almost 19 years and we have two beautiful children. We also have two fur babies as well. I am so lucky to be on the NES team. I am definitely a Panther Proud!
What Is PBIS?
PBIS is a 3-tier, data-driven, systematic plan designed for reducing unwanted student behaviors in order to increase student engagement and learning. The plan holds students accountable to school-wide expectations through engaging, focused instruction, and a reward system and behavior analysis.
Behavior Resource Teacher (BRT) support is appropriate for teacher behavior management challenges at TIER 1 (e.g. new teacher/difficult class), TIER 2 (e.g. reward chart with increased incentive for student needing repetitive re-teaching for replacement behaviors) and TIER 3 (e.g. intensive FBA/BIP to address behavior modification).
WE ARE RESPECTFUL
WE ARE RESPONSIBLE
WE ARE SAFE
How Is PBIS Implemented?
When students are seen "Doing Good" they are given a "Do Good" ticket. As tickets are collected, students may use them to buy items from the school store or to gain entry into a PBIS-Sponsored event.
How Can Parents Get Involved?
Become a VOLUNTEER!
Parents, fill out a Volunteer Application in order to contribute during PBIS Events. Also, PBIS will frequently ask for donations of items necessary to host an event.
If you have any questions about being a volunteer, please contact Mary Strauch, our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.