Behavior Supports

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Behavior Supports

Monterey County SELPA


Monterey County SELPA provides support and collaboration to districts in the areas of behavior and social emotional learning through Professional Development offerings scheduled throughout the year.

Each training offered can be requested by districts, school sites or teams to support building capacity to implement evidence based practices at the Universal (Tier 1), Targeted (Tier 2), and Intensive (Tier 3) levels.


Positive Environments, Network of Trainers

The Positive Environments, Network of Trainers (PENT) is a California Positive Behavior Initiative designed to provide information and resources for educators striving to achieve high educational outcomes through the use of proactive positive strategies. Evidence-based positive practices and helpful information is disseminated statewide through this website.

PENT was co-founded by Diana Browning Wright and Deborah Holt, in a joint effort between the Diagnostic Center, Southern California (DCSC) and the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA).

Our collaborative PENT network is dedicated to increasing academic achievement and overcoming behavioral barriers to success for all students with and without disabilities.


Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day.  PBIS creates schools where all students succeed. 

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Kenyon Hopkins, M.S.

SELPA Executive Director
Phone: 831.755.0342

Irenea Herrera

SELPA Administrative Assistant
Phone: 831.755.0342

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