Philosophy

The B.E.S.T., (Behavioral Educational Support Team), Program is designed to provide controlled and structured alternatives for students who are unable to participate in the regular school program.  This program provides a supportive and positive environment where expectations are clearly defined and consistency in behavior management techniques are practiced.  It is our belief that students' maximum potentials can be realized when a variety of opportunities are provided for them to:

  • Express their feelings
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate coping techniques
  • Obtain positive reinforcement

The B.E.S.T. Program was designed with these objectives in mind.  The goal of our program is to give students the skills necessary to find success in a general education setting.

The Team

In addition to Frank Fiore, LCSW-C, who is the B.E.S.T. team's Alternative Program Intervention Specialist (see bio by clicking onto "Meet the Counselors"), the team consists of 4 Special Education teachers, 4 paraprofessional classroom instructional