Vision

Behavior Support Specialists (BSS) focus on students’ social, emotional, and behavioral needs in order to maximize student learning and achievement.

Mission

Behavior Support Specialists (BSS) support the school community through collaboration, prevention, intervention, and behavior and mental health education. 

 

Brochure 

 

Behavior Support Specialist (BSS) services are available to any CCPS elementary school student whose behaviors interfere with learning, social, and emotional growth in the school setting.  Services target a wide variety of chronic and challenging behaviors including, but not limited to:

¨ Focusing/Attentional Difficulties

¨ Off Task/Distracting Behaviors

¨ Difficulty Following Directions

¨ Social Skills Deficits

¨ Disruptive or Unsafe Actions

¨ Behaviors Resulting from Mental Health Concerns

 

BSS services align with the CCPS Strategic Plan by providing:

· Social, emotional, and behavioral supports

· Consultation and collaboration with school-based teams, Student Serv-ices staff, families, and outside service providers

· Classroom management strategies

· Behavior observation, assessment, and intervention

· Data analysis to drive individualized interventions

· Individual and group counseling

· Program and service referrals

· Transition services for children entering and returning from alternate programs and hospital settings

· Crisis prevention and response

· Individual, school, and system-wide social, emotional, and behavior professional learning

 

Find your Behavior Support Specialist:

School

Behavior Support Specialist

Email

Phone

Carrolltowne Elementary

Karen Alderman

kralder@carrollk12.org

410-386-1685

Cranberry Station Elementary

Denise Hoff

dnhoff@carrollk12.org

410-751-1521

Ebb Valley Elementary

Denise Hoff

dnhoff@carrollk12.org

410-751-1521

Eldersburg Elementary

Ron Schuette

rsschue@carrollk12.org

410-751-3507

Elmer Wolfe Elementary

Karen Alderman

kralder@carrollk12.org

410-386-1685

Freedom Elementary

Amy Whalen-Metz

alwhale@carrollk12.org

410-751-3460

Friendship Valley Elementary

Denise Hoff

dnhoff@carrollk12.org

410-751-1521

Hampstead Elementary

Denise Hoff

dnhoff@carrollk12.org

410-751-1521

Linton Springs Elementary

Stacy Kurth-Ford

sjkurt2@carrollk12.org

410-751-3461

Manchester Elementary

Amy Whalen-Metz

alwhale@carrollk12.org

410-751-3460

Mechanicsville Elementary

Ron Schuette

rsschue@carrollk12.org

410-751-3507

Mt. Airy Elementary

Ron Schuette

rsschue@carrollk12.org

410-751-3507

Parr’s Ridge Elementary

Ron Schuette

rsschue@carrollk12.org

410-751-3507

Piney Ridge Elementary

Stacy Kurth-Ford

sjkurt2@carrollk12.org

410-751-3461

Robert Moton Elementary

Karen Alderman

kralder@carrollk12.org

410-386-1685

Runnymede Elementary  

Amy Whalen-Metz

alwhale@carrollk12.org

410-751-3460

Sandymount Elementary

Amy Whalen-Metz

alwhale@carrollk12.org

410-751-3460

Spring Garden Elementary

Denise Hoff

dnhoff@carrollk12.org

410-751-1521

Taneytown Elementary

Karen Alderman

kralder@carrollk12.org

410-386-1685

Westminster Elementary

Ron Schuette

rsschue@carrollk12.org

410-751-3507

William Winchester Elementary

Amy Whalen-Metz

alwhale@carrollk12.org

410-751-3460

Winfield Elementary

Karen Alderman

kralder@carrollk12.org

410-386-1685