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SISP Week April 24-28, 2017 by The National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel

Posted over 1 year ago by Annette Johansen

“#SISPinSchools address #wholechild w/ academic, health & mental health supports for all students. #ESSA Stakeholders

April 24-28, 2017 is recognized as National SISP Awareness Week 2017! Celebrate your work supporting students and the school community during SISP week. Share our message #SISPinSchools! 

Help us celebrate the contributions of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP)! Tell us about the work you do to support students, schools, parents, and your fellow educators and tweet out #SISPsinSchools to celebrate SISP Week 2017!

For more information about SISP and the critical work they do in schools, see

Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP) provide high quality, evidence based prevention and intervention services to address barriers to educational success, ensure positive conditions for learning, and help all students achieve academically, and ultimately become productive citizens. SISP work with teachers, administrators, and parents to ensure that all students are successful in school  by:

  • Supporting effective teaching and improved student learning, including consultation with teachers and families, and ensuring that assessments are linked to instruction;
  • Working together with teachers and administrators to develop a positive school climate and improve school safety;
  • Providing behavioral interventions to reduce disciplinary infractions and improve classroom management skills;
  • Providing educational programs and activities that reduce barriers to teaching and learning and support improved student outcomes;
  • Providing services and interventions to address mental health issues and promote social and emotional development, including individual and group counseling and coordination with community mental health services and programs;
  • Creating a continuum of support services for all students and providing various instructional strategies to facilitate learning in all classrooms, including problem‐solving instruction, and remedial interventions;
  • Fostering collaboration between general and special education programs and staff, between the community and schools, and between schools and parents;
  • Participating, as members of the school team, in professional development to ensure high quality learning.
Help us celebrate the contributions to learning made by Specialized Instructional Support Personnel! #SISPsinSchools