Lynne DeSousa, M.S., is a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Specialist and the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Statewide Coordinator for the Colorado Department of Education. In more than 23 years in education, she has served as a CDE Regional Implementation Consultant, a district PBIS coordinator, school-based PBIS Facilitator, a school psychologist and a counselor. Paramount to these experiences have been the ability to provide guidance on how to align and integrate various behavioral and mental health efforts into a layered continuum of evidence-based practices that matches support to students need. Specific areas of professional interest include functional behavioral assessment and behavior support planning, individual and small group counseling, social-emotional learning, trauma-informed approaches, classroom management, and school-wide bullying prevention and intervention. Lynne has an M.S. in School Psychology at California State University, Fresno. Lynne DeSousa Colorado PBIS Statewide.