101 West Cochran Street,
Simi Valley, California 93065
(805) 306-4500 Phone | (805) 520-6504 Fax

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Behavior Specialists

Elissa Francis

(805) 520-6730 Ext. 2238


Julia McCarter

(805) 520-6730 Ext. 2238


Dore Wallace

(805) 520-6730 Ext. 2238

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Behavioral Support Services


Elissa Francis, Behaviorist          Julia McCarter, Behaviorist

Dore Wallace, Behaviorist

Mission Statement

We are a group of well-trained professionals with expertise in behavioral principles, working to provide quality behavior services and supports to schools, programs, and students in the Simi Valley Unified School District. We believe in using evidence based practices and data driven interventions to promote successful school environments as well as individual student growth. We collaborate with other professionals and parents to develop interventions and teach appropriate behaviors with a goal of generalization of skills across settings. Our staff work together to support school teams and each other with persistence, patience, innovation, collaboration, and a passion for working with students.


2018-19 NCI Training Dates for Staff

NCI Initial/Foundation

2 full days, 8am-3pm with a 1 hour lunch

Berylwood Elementary MPR

August 28-29, 2018 CANCELED

October 9-10, 2018

November 7-8, 2018

January 29-30, 2019

March 12-13, 2019

NCI Refresher

1 half day, 8am-11am 

Berylwood Elementary MPR

August 30, 2018 

August 30, 2018 (12pm-3pm)

October 11, 2018  

November 9, 2018  

December 5, 2018  

January 31, 2019 

March 14, 2019  

May 2, 2019  

To sign up for an Initial/Foundation course, speak with your school's office manager. For the refresher only: All staff will be assigned a training date and notified in August 2018. 

Questions can be directed to Rumana Chithiwala at the IBI Office: rumana.chithiwala@simivalleyusd.org until 6/12/18, during ESY, and then after 8/12/18.

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