Article: Principal Says “There is a Better Way”

Kerry Callahan, principal of Pioneer High School in Woodland, California, has met students who need counseling, instead of a suspension, which would make them fall behind in class.

Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Bee. Kerry Callahan is principal of Pioneer High School in Woodland.

Ms. Callahan believes that the practice of suspending students has gotten out of hand. She saw that her community was hungry for change and thus, implemented a positive behavioral interventions and supports system, also known as PBIS.

Read more about Ms. Callahan’s personal experiences with students and of her school’s evolution at the Sacramento Bee.

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