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Oteka Gibson, Director of Leadership Development & Safe and Drug Free Schools - pictures with MacArthur PALS Teachers/Sponsor.

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PALS Peer Assistance Leadership and Service is an award winning, non-profit program providing effective training in "resiliency" strategies. The PALS peer helping program combats problems such as violence in schools, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, gang participation and school dropouts by providing a critical line of defense both at school and in the home through building peer helping programs all across the United States of America.

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PALS Mission Statement

Peer Assistance Leadership and Service (PALS) is committed to providing students with trained peer helpers who promote a positive, supportive and productive school experience for students throughout the district.

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High School PALS Teachers

Churchill

Frauke Steinmeier and Ron Harris

ISA

Cacey Wells

Johnson

Leah Plumas

Lee

Art LeSieur and Norma Jaime-Hernandez

MacArthur

Stephanie White and Karin Montemayor

Madison

Trish Taksa and Wolanda Whitaker

Reagan

Suellen Foxhall and Jennifer Esparza

Roosevelt

Mary Thompson

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PALS Training Includes:

Leadership Skills
• Communication Skills
• Group Dynamics
• Confidentiality
• Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation

 

PALS Service Adds Value. PAL students provide assistance to students on their own school campuses and feeder middle schools and elementary campuses. The goal of PALS students is to help students feels connected to their school and community so that they can be successful academically and socially. The following pages highlight each of PALS classes at North East Independent School District campuses.

 

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5/2013 - PALS celebrating their 25th year Anniversary at NEISD.

 

 

 

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  • Meet the High School PALS

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neisd logoNorth East I.S.D. Strengthens PALS Program in Texas

The North East PALS program is one of the oldest, most respected PALS programs in Texas and has features unique to NEISD. In North East, every high school and middle school has one or more PALS classes, all PALS teachers receve New PALS Teacher training before they begin teaching PALS, and teachers receive ongoing staff development annually. Students attend training retreats at the beginning of each year and receive additional training throughout the year. All PALS are trained peer mediators. PALS is a premier leadership development program that is the student portion of Safe and Drug Free Schools in North East. North East ISD and Austin ISD were the first PALS classes was taught. Grant Thomas, the founder of PALS, and HillCo Partners, a major counsulting firm, are collaborating to expand PALS so that students everywhere can benefit from the PALS philosophy of student engagement, role modeling, mentoring, and school and community service.

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Middle School PALS Teachers

Bradley

Amy Ballenger

Bush

Gabe Rosique

Driscoll

Heather Jimenez

Eisenhower

Amanda Jeffries

Garner

Lynnet Rodriguez

Harris

Heather Gafke

Jackson

Noel Braswell

Krueger

Erin Hughes

Lopez

Melissa Volz

Nimitz

Ed Mendez

Tejeda

Desiree Kloza

Tex Hill

Tiffany Klepper-Vasquez

White

Gralin Vinning

Wood

Heather Guckian

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PALS Mission Statement

Peer Assistance Leadership and Service (PALS) is committed to providing students with trained peer helpers who promote a positive, supportive and productive school experience for students throughout the district.

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  • Meet the Middle School PALS

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