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Intervention Services


The Office of Intervention Services (Pre-K – 12) supports educators and parents who are working with struggling learners, including students who are learning English as a second language. This office is focused on improving academic and behavioral outcomes for students. Staff coordinate the local implementation of policies and procedures and provide professional development on Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for school-based teams, administrators, staff, and parents.

The office also offers guidance and professional development opportunities for educators and parents related to intervention selection, data-based decision making, evaluation, progress monitoring, dyslexia, gifted learners, and English learners to ensure all students graduate high school ready for college and career.

Three Tier Instructional Model 

The Three Tier Instructional Model is a part of State Board Policy 41.1). This model is designed to meet the needs of every student and consists of three tiers of instruction:

  • Tier 1: Quality classroom instruction based on Mississippi standards.
  • Tier 2: Focused supplemental instruction.
  • Tier 3: Intensive interventions specifically designed to meet the individual needs of students.

If Tier 1 and 2 instruction is unsuccessful, students must be referred to the Teacher Support Team (TST). The TST is the local team responsible for interventions developed at Tier 3. Each school must have a TST implemented in accordance with the process developed by the Mississippi Department of Education.

Family Guides for Student Success


Academic Tools and Supports


Behavioral Tools and Supports


High-Dosage Tutoring Tools and Supports


Individual Reading Plan (IRP) Tools and Supports


MTSS Tools and Supports 


Intervention Services Updates

District and school personnel may join the MTSS Network by emailing Sandra Elliott, Mathis Sheriff, or Michelle McClain.


Mat Sheriff

Intervention Services and Gifted Director

Michelle McClain

Behavior Support Specialist

Sandra Elliott

Academic Interventionist and English Learners Specialist

Jackie Mockbee

Dyslexia Support Service Specialist