information for the community

OTEKA RETREAT

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

Frauke Steinmeier  Churchill
Ron Harris Churchill
Cacey Wells ISA
Leah Plumas Johnson
Art LeSieur   Lee
Norma Jaime-Hernandez Lee
Trish Takas Madison
Wolanda Whitaker Madison
Stephanie White MacArthur
Karin Montemayor MacArthur
Jennifer Esparza Reagan HS
Suellen Foxhall Reagan ES
Mary Thompson Roosevelt

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PALS Training Includes:

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

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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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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.

mspaltchrsMiddle School PALS Teachers

Amy Ballenger Bradley
Gabe (Jose) Rosique  Bush
Heather Jimenez Driscoll
Amanda Jeffries Eisenhower
Lynnet  Rodriguez Garner
Heather Gafke  Harris
Noel Braswell Jackson
Erin Hughes  Krueger
Melissa Volz Lopez
Ed (Gerardo) Mendez Nimitz
Desiree Kloza Tejeda
Tiffany Klepper-Vasquez   Tex Hill
Gralin Vinning White
Heather Guckian Wood

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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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