Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

At STEM School Highlands Ranch, a layered continuum of prevention-based supports are in place to improve the outcomes of every student. The framework of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports encompasses support of Health & Wellness, Behavior, Family & Community, Academic and Mental Health.

Response to Intervention (RtI)

Within the MTSS framework we provide a tiered system of academic and behavioral support to help students progress towards their education goals. The RtI program is the first step in helping the educational team (parents, student, teachers) identify the needs of the student. RtI interventions plans are managed by team coordinators and interventions are provided by STEM classroom teachers.

Who to Contact

Classroom Teacher

The MTSS and RtI process is managed by grade level MTSS coordinators and an Assistant Director.

MTSS Coordinator

Karen Cook (

School Directors

ES: LynAnn Kovalesky (

MS: Maura Ridder (

HS: Ryan Alsup (

Director of Student Support

Christina Wu (

Executive Director

Dr Penny Eucker (