Columbia School District


PAWS:  Practice Respect, Act Responsibly, Work Together, Safety Matters 

Horace W. Porter School uses a system of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) to encourage, teach, practice and model appropriate, respectful and responsible student behavior.  We have four core behavioral expectations for students: Practice Respect, Act Responsibly, Work Together, Safety Matters (PAWS)

PBIS Team Members

Caputo, Karen

Assistant Principal 

Doubleday, Jessica

Behavior Technician

MacDonald, Katherine 

Grades 58 Visual Arts, Arts Integration Teacher 

Ortiz, Andrea

Reading Intervention/Coach-PBIS Coach

McLeish, Lorraine 

Grades PK8 Special Education Teacher 

Dousis, Shawn

Grade 2 Teacher 

Polakowski, Corey 

Grades 5-8 School Counselor   

Rivard-Lentz, Cheri

 Mental Health Counselor

Andrews, Jennifer

Stem Teacher

Spear, Kristin

Social Worker

Ancona,  Maria

Spanish Teacher/PBIS Coach

Whitcomb, Sara

PBIS Consultant- UMass Amherst

 We Practice Respect

 We Act Responsibly

We Work Together

Safety Matters

We are Proud Panthers !