Mike Mattos is recognised throughout North America for his work in the areas of response to intervention and professional learning communities. He is coauthor of the best-selling book Pyramid Response to Intervention: RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don’t Learn, which was a 2009 finalist for the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers. Mike is former principal of both Marjorie Veeh Elementary School and Pioneer Middle School in Tustin, California. At these schools, Mike used RTI and PLC practices to create a collaborative environment among his staff and improve learning for all students.
In 2004, Marjorie Veeh Elementary, a school with a large population of youth at risk, won the California Distinguished School and Title I Achieving School awards. A National Blue Ribbon School, Pioneer is one of only 13 schools in the nation selected by the GE Foundation as a “Best-Practice Partner” and is one of eight schools chosen by Dr. Richard DuFour to be featured in the video The Power of Professional Learning Communities at Work ™: Bringing the Big Ideas to Life. Based on standardized test scores, Pioneer ranks among the top 1 percent of California middle schools and in 2009 was named Orange County’s top middle school. For his leadership, Mike was named the Orange County Middle School Administrator of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators.
|Reviews||"In Taking Action, Buffum, Mattos, and Malone take readers on a deep dive into critical questions 3 and 4 of the PLC at Work process: How will we respond when some students do not learn? How will we extend the learning for students who are already proficient? Filled with new RTI research, insights, strategies, tips, and templates to assist educators who are at work responding to the learning needs of each student, this handbook is a must-have resource for schools committed to the mission of ensuring high levels of learning for all." --Rebecca DuFour, author and educational consultant|
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“I just wanted to follow up on behalf of my fellow principals and thank you for your work with us last week here in Orem, Utah. Our day with you was a home run. This day led to changes in attitude, conversions if you will, and laid the groundwork for some open and honest discussions back in our buildings. My staff ate it up, and they are all over it—in fact we spent Friday having discussions around the 5 Essential Elements. Thanks for your work in laying that foundation as we move forward. Best wishes in your continued work, and I hope our paths will cross many more times.”