Kent Smith

Regional Technical
Assistance Coordinator


My name is Kent Smith and I am excited to be a part of the Wisconsin PBIS Network!  I have been a Network Trainer for Tier I and II for two years and along with being a school social worker in Eau Claire, have been the PBIS Coordinator for the Eau Claire Area School District and the coalition of surrounding school districts since 2009.  I got involved with PBIS in 2008 through an "independent study" with Lucille and Steve from the Illinois Network and things grew from there.  I have learned a great deal from them and other TACs and districts in Wisconsin, and am excited to be able to pay this knowledge forward.  In addition to my general interest in PBIS, I have a strong interest in culturally relevant practices, and am excited to be able to start work on trying to blend culturally relevant practices with a PBIS framework. 

I came to school social work after an earlier career in Child Protective Services (abuse investigation and court disposition) and in-home family therapy.  While I found that job rewarding, it was a reactive system which disagreed with how I wanted to operate.  PBIS in a school setting is a wonderful and proactive system that allows us to support ALL students and staff. 

I look forward to meeting more people around the state and look forward to working with many of you again!

West Region Contact

Kent Smith

Regional Technical Assistance Coordinator - West Region

(715) 579-5085

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