Behavior & Mental Health Team (BaMH)






The Behavior and Mental Health Team (BaMH Team) is designed to 
support schools in serving students with needs that are interfering with school functioning. Team members bring expertise in disabilities, trauma, behavior, mental health, autism, and community resources.


  • Intake, information collection, and triage
  • Student-specific professional development
  • Consultation
    • Brief and Extended
    • Program placement
    • Reflective coaching
  • Assessment
  • Short-term stabilization
  • School and community service coordination
  • Intervention programming
  • Classroom management systems



WHO SHOULD BE REFERRED: Any student who demonstrates behavior, skill deficits and/or mental health concerns that impede their success at school and the needs are beyond the scope of the resources available at the building.

HOW TO REFER: Complete the online referral form found on the Student Services website. A BaMH team member will contact you within two school days.

WHO CAN REFER: Administration • Special Education Case Manager • General Education Teacher • School Social Worker • Mental Health Practitioner • School Psychologist • School Counselor • Coaches • School Nurses



Patty Simcox • Behavior/Autism Coach

Jill Dunn • Behavior/Autism Coach

Lindsey Lawler • Clincial Social Worker

Alicia Willette • Clinical Social Worker

Emily Pearson • Academic Support Teacher

Leah Tuchtenhagen • Behavior Aide



Hilary Clark • Behavior/Autism Coach

Alyssa Larson • Behavior/Autism Coach

Jolene Becher • Clinical Social Worker

Krista Moore • Clinical Social Worker

Cynthia Tri • Clinical Social Worker

Shurie Madery • Behavior Aide



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