Realizing Excellence for ALL Children in Mississippi (REACH MS)

  • Realizing Excellence for ALL Children in Mississippi (REACH MS) is Mississippi’s State Personnel Development Grant which focuses primarily on supporting school-wide and district-wide implementation of Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  Awarded to The Mississippi Department of Education in 2005, the grant is operated by the University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education.


    The purpose of REACH MS is to:

    • Provide high quality professional development opportunities meeting the needs of educators, related service providers, families and children of our state. 
    • Increase the engagement of stakeholders within and beyond the Mississippi Department of Education to support a more unified, sustainable structure of professional development processes, products, and opportunities for both pre-service and in-service educators.
    • Engage and support local education agencies, institutes of higher learning, families, and other stakeholders to increase Mississippi's capacity to meet state goals relevant to PBIS through program improvement.



    Interactive Map

    This link will take you to an interactive map showing the location of all partner schools.  Simply drill down into the area of interest and the actual locations will be shown on the map.  Hold your mouse over a drop pin and the name of the school will appear.  Click on a drop pin and contact information will appear. Can you find the Jackson Public Schools that are REACH MS Model Sites?


Last Modified on August 2, 2016