Intervention Services

SaraJane Russell Closeup


The DCS Department of Intervention is responsible for the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) - Academic and Behavioral Support for the students of DCS. Sara Jane Russell serves as the Director of Intervention. She first served as a classroom teacher and intervention team member for 10 years. She left the classroom to become a district wide support interventionist followed by an assistant principal at both the middle and high school levels. Next, she served as the head principal for Southaven Intermediate School. She is passionate in celebrating the growth of all students in both the realms of academic and behavior. Mrs. Russell assists administrators, interventionists, counselors, and teachers to understand the Multi-Tiered System of Support for both academics and behaviors as part of the school improvement process.
Closeup of Sarah Leach

Positive Behavior &
Intervention Specialist

Sarah Leach serves as the Positive Behavior Support Specialist for general education students.   Mrs. Leach has an extensive background working with students including psychometry, gifted education, behavioral support for special education and general education, as well as an assistant principal.