Positive Behavior Support

Freedom Middle School is a 2020-2021 Bronze Level RTI2-B Model of Demonstration School, as selected by the Tennessee Tiered Supports Center (TTSC) at Vanderbilt University (funded by the Tennessee Department of Education). There are over 1,800 schools across the Tennessee and each year a small percentage of schools meet criteria to be selected as an RTI2-B Model of Demonstration School.

Bronze Level RTI2-B Model of Demonstration School


Freedom Middle School is proud to be selected a 2020-2021 as well as 2021-2022 Bronze Level RTI2-B Model of Demonstration School. 

Freedom Middle School has been a participant in training and technical assistance provided by the Tennessee Tiered Supports Center (TTSC) at Vanderbilt University (funded by the Tennessee Department of Education) and has undergone the process of implementing a positive and proactive behavioral systems framework for all students. The RTI2-B framework consists of: identifying common behavioral expectations across campus, teaching, re-teaching, reinforcing, and regularly acknowledging students, faculty, and families for exhibiting these expectations. Freedom Middle School has applied this framework to improve the climate, culture, and proactive disciplinary practices which directly impacts student engagement and school connectedness. In meeting this award criteria Freedom Middle demonstrated use of school-wide behavioral data to inform teaching practices and levels of support provided to students based on need. Twice a year, we also reflected on overall fidelity to guide their implementation of the RTI2-B framework.

It is TTSC’s goal that no school in Tennessee should have to travel more than 45 minutes to see an exemplary school implementing RTI2-B. As a bronze level RTI2-B Model of Demonstration School, Freedom Middle School can now serve as a mentor to other schools across Middle Tennessee. 


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