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281-229-6020

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Dickinson ISD promotes the belief that behavior skills can be taught.  When a student does not know how to read, we provide reading interventions.  When a student does not demonstrate pro-social classroom behavior skills, our goal is to provide direct instruction of social skills.  All behavior is communication.  The district expectation is that all staff operate within a Restorative Practices Framework with the goal of developing relationships with students that foster positive classroom and community behaviors.

The Behavior Team provides students with behavioral challenges opportunities and experiences designed to teach behaviors that promote social and personal growth within the school setting. The team also consults with teachers to provide strategies to aid with behavior management to maximize students’ access to the general education setting. This team is comprised of an LSSP, Campus Level Behavior Coaches, and 6 ABCD teachers.

Behavior Team Profile:
The Behavior Team provides students with behavioral challenges opportunities and experiences designed to teach behaviors that promote social and personal growth within the school setting. The team also consults with teachers to provide strategies to aid with behavior management to maximize students’ access to the general education setting. This team is comprised of an LSSP, Campus Level Behavior Coaches, and 6 ABCD teachers.

Omar Cobo, LPC

281-229-6098

Team Leader Profile:

Omar Cobo joined Dickinson ISD in 2019 as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Omar Cobo graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Master Degree in Mental Health Counseling. He completed his graduate internship at Family Service Center of Galveston County. His goal for his team is to empower students to be successful by developing relationships, providing appropriate interventions, and monitoring progress toward mastery of student goals.


Behavior Coach

Location

Veronica Batson

281-229-6264

BCES

Lynz Costa

281-229-7761

CRES

Julie Dunnehoo

281-229-6730

HRES

Detric Dotson

281-229-6822

JSES

Derek Benton

281-229-7052

KELE

Chris Courtright

281-229-7665

LES

Kim Atchison

281-229-7439

SLES

Anthony Murphy

281-229-6911

BMS

Erica Campbell

281-229-6668

DMS

Jenny Blanco


LMS

Amanda Ryan

281-229-3626

KJHS

Rodney Smith

281-229-7283

MJHS

Leo Bookman

281-229-7809

DHS


ABC-D Teacher

Location

Ashley Beagnyam


LES

Sarah Nappier

281-229-7692

LES

Sherry Wilson

281-229-6696

DMS

Ronald Berryhill


KJHS

Christina Sowell

281-229-7292

MJHS

Samuel Goodwin

281-229-6508

DHS

Social Skills Instruction

Social Skills Instruction encourages students to develop and practice the competencies involved in learning social rules and expectations with the goal of being autonomous in demonstrating those skills.

The core social skills for successful social interactions include:

  • Social Initiation
  • Social Reciptrocity
  • Perspective Taking
  • Self-Awareness
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Understanding / Managing Emotions

Social Skills Instruction can be based on individual or group instruction, as well as a combination of both.

Behavior Monitoring

The Behavior Team regularly monitors student progress toward behavior goals. Behavior monitoring is important for the purpose of reviewing data to help the team implement strategies that benefit students in mastering their goals.

Data collection includes observation, consulting with teachers, direct lessons and interactions with students, as well as documentation to track progress.

Behavior Monitoring is how student progress is identified through the implementation of interventions that help teach replacement behaviors with the goal of students successfully developing pro-social behaviors.

ABCD - Adaptive Behavior Class Dickinson- ARD (K-12th)

Students with intense emotional disabilities or behavioral deficits who are experiencing significant difficulty demonstrating appropriate school / social behaviors. ABCD is a self-contained classroom for intensive behavioral needs. Specially trained teacher(s) and paraprofessionals provide daily instruction focused on behavior, pro-social skills and academics in small groups. Students’ progress on a highly structured acquisition system. All students who go to ABC-D must have academic goals for subjects for which they are removed from the general education setting. Students typically take STAAR assessments.
The mission of the Dickinson Independent School District is to ensure that all students have safe and successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives. 

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