Dr. Bert Eliason worked 18 years as a teacher and then served 15 years as a middle school principal.
For 13 years, he was actively involved in implementing PBIS and IPBS (Tier 2 and Tier 3 PBIS) at the middle level, and providing information about the use of SWIS and his school’s PBIS experiences with others at local, state, regional and national levels.
He currently works as a Research Associate at the University of Oregon with the PBIS Applications Training Team, sharing about the SWIS Suite (SWIS, CICO-SWIS, I-SWIS), PBIS Assessment and PBIS Evaluation. He’s a contributing author on articles, evaluation briefs and research summaries related to PBIS implementation, the use of PBIS Applications and racial disproportionality around school discipline.
He is a long-standing board member of the Northwest PBIS Network. Bert is a strong believer in proficiency-based education, equitable outcomes for students and staff, and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.