Jill Battal, Ph.D., NCSP, is a school psychologist at Boston Public Schools. She currently serves as the Data and Research Coordinator for the districts’ Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model (CBHM). CBHM is a multi-tiered system of supports for social, emotional & behavioral health that integrates tiered supports and services within a school according to student needs, and recognizes family and community partnerships as an integral part of a school’s success. CBHM is currently being implemented in 75 BPS schools, serving over 35,000 students.
Prior to assuming this role within BPS, Jill gained first-hand experience implementing problem solving models including Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) & Response to Intervention (RTI), within urban schools. She worked at a variety of schools serving students in preschool through 8th grade, including students with emotional disabilities, severe intellectual and physical disabilities, and autism. Jill holds a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, and completed internships at Denver Public Schools and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Research to Practice Division.