Lynne DeSousa is a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Specialist and the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Statewide Coordinator for the Colorado Department of Education. In more than 25 years in education, she has served as a CDE Regional Implementation Consultant, a district PBIS/Mental Health coordinator, school-based PBIS Facilitator, a school psychologist and a counselor. Paramount to these experiences have been the ability to provide guidance on how to align and integrate various behavioral and mental health efforts into a layered continuum of evidence based practices that matches supports to student need. Specific areas of professional interest include improving the implementation of multi-tiered behavioral frameworks, social emotional learning, trauma responsive approaches, classroom management, school-wide bullying prevention and intervention, individual/small group counseling, and functional behavioral assessment and individualized behavior support planning. Lynne has an M.S. in School Psychology at California State University, Fresno.