Tippecanoe School Corporation
Have you heard of Jessica Harris?
Taylor Butcher

Surely you have heard of Bruce Perry and Lori Desauntels. Have you heard of Jessica Harris?! Our very own Jessica Harris has spent the year presenting alongside these big names at various conferences around the country!

Her latest presentation was given at the Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference, the largest gathering of trauma-informed educators. Harris's session was called "C.L.I.M.B. ing out of the Suspension Cycle."

"Out-of-school suspensions contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline, and our students need to remain at school now more than ever. Learn about the C.L.I.M.B. program at Mayflower MIll--developed by a principal and a teacher--as a solution to minimize out-of-school suspensions. The C.L.I.M.B. program provides intensive social and emotional interventions, utilizes trauma-responsive approaches and offers in-school regulation opportunities to Tier 2 and Tier 3 students all while heavily involving parents and classroom teachers. We can support teachers AND hold kids accountable while making sure they are safe, loved, and at school learning."

Not only has the CLIMB program been an incredible success at Mayflower, it is now being shared around the nation as a tool to keep kids everywhere in school and prepared for success. We are so proud to have Jessica Harris as a Grinder!

Check out all of her amazing work on Instagram @mrs_harris_sel_classroom

Slide reads, "Not giving up on kids is holding them accountable."