Awards & Stipends

2017 Awards and Stipends

The 2017 awards ceremony of the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders (MSLBD) recognized current and future leaders in our field. MSLBD took the time to say "thank you" to Dr. Deborah Griswold and Dr. Michael Couvillon for their service the past three years to the organization as president and treasurer of the organization. We also welcomed two new members to the MSLBD Master Teacher group. 


The Outstanding Leadership Award

The Midwest Symposium presents this award to an individual who has exhibited outstanding service and leadership to the field of behavior disorders on a national level.

 

M. Renee Bradley, Ph.D., Deputy Director Research to Practice/Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Washington D.C.

"In recognition of her influential leadership in policy development and her decisive and exemplary service in advocating for and advancing the educational rights of students with behavioral disorders."

  • Dr. Renee Bradley & Dr. Mitchell Yell
    Dr. Renee Bradley & Dr. Mitchell Yell

    2017 Outstanding Leadership Award Recipient


Doctoral Stipend Award 

Provided to students pursuing, or applying to pursue, a Doctoral degree in special education with a program emphasis in behavior disorders or a closely related field.

  • Eric A. Common with  his advisor Dr. Kathleen Lynne Lane
    Eric A. Common with his advisor Dr. Kathleen Lynne Lane

    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
    Doctoral Stipend Recipient


MSLBD Master Teacher Group

The Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders Master Teachers are a group of experienced professional educators committed to bridging the "research to practice gap" by promoting the use of evidence-based practices in their work directly with students who exhibited behavioral challenges in public schools. Founded in 2006, the master teacher group provides a strand of practical, "what to do on Monday" presentations at the annual MSLBD symposium every February and contributes tips and tools on this website to help teachers in their daily practice. 

  • Melinda Forsberg & Carrie Fairbairn
    Melinda Forsberg & Carrie Fairbairn

    Melinda is from Lawrence Public Schools USD 497, Lawrence Kansas
    Carrie is from Millard Public Schools, Omaha, Nebraska