EST Educational Equity Brief Now Available
This Educational Equity Brief highlights research, resources, and best practices to strengthen and enhance your school’s Educational Support Team (EST). This is the sixth Brief in a series that assists schools and SU/SDs in providing equitable access to supports and services to populations that have been historically marginalized. This Brief offers an overview of EST and Vermont trends and provides concrete examples of how to utilize the VTmtss Framework in order to examine and improve all aspects of your current EST structure.
The Agency of Education supports VTmtss by:
Sharing key criteria, expectations, and resources for implementing and sustaining the components identified in the VTmtss Field Guide
Supporting data-based problem-solving approaches, effective leadership teaming practices, integration of resources, and research across all levels of our PreK-12 cascade
Building common language around equity and excellence for all schools
Providing technical assistance focused on continuous improvement in schools that provide a continuum of supports to meet the needs of all students. Please complete the TA Request Form.
Developing professional learning opportunities, resources, guidelines, networking opportunities, and tools to support implementation of VTmtss: academic, behavioral and social/emotional
Questions about VTmtss?
To learn more:
Sign up for the VTmtss listserv.
Attend a VTmtss Office Hour led by Agency of Education staff and see the Professional Resources page for achived Office Hours.
Contact the VTmtss Team:
Tracy Watterson, VTmtss Program Manager at Tracy.Watterson@vermont.gov
Caitlin Chisholm, VTmtss Coordinator at Caitlin.Chisholm@vermont.gov
Tom Faris, VTmtss Coordinator at Thomas.Faris@vermont.gov
Nancy Hellen, VTmtss Coordinator at Nancy.Hellen@vermont.gov
Julia Scheier, VTmtss Coordinator at Julia.Scheier@vermont.gov