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A Comprehensive Student Engagement Intervention

Check & Connect, an evidence-based program out of the University of Minnesota, is a comprehensive tier 2 intervention designed to engage family, student, and school staff in supporting engagement and learning for students in grades K–12. Check and Connect mentors help students engage in school by:

  • Checking on students, assessing their engagement with school and learning through close monitoring of their attendance, behavior, and grades; and
  • Connecting with students, offering individualized intervention in partnership with school personnel, families, and community service providers.

Check & Connect is an evidence-based practice that is most successful when used as part of a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) such as Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) or Response to Intervention (RTI). Please contact one of the trainers* if you are interested in implementing Check and Connect or are interested in a refresher training.

OSPI Supports a Host of Check & Connect Trainers
Trainer Organization E-mail
Pamila Gant Mentoring Works WA
Shelley Seslar North Central Education Service District 171
Tricia Hagerty

Independent PBIS Trainer/District Implementation Specialist
Lori Lynass Sound Supports
Christian Madruga
Danielle Wilson
Hillary Conville Auburn School District

* OSPI supports the ongoing certification of the trainers, which is monitored and provided by the University of Minnesota. The fees charged by trainers covers their time and materials.


   Updated 4/19/2018

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