Behavior Support Team

The Union County Public School Behavior Support Team operates under the UCPS Exceptional Children's Department. They are partially funded through the PRC 29 grant and support students with significant behavioral and emotional needs. In addition to direct support for BFC classrooms and facilitating Day Treatment referrals, the team conducts Help Sessions, training opportunities and support to school teams in all things behavior related.

Meet the Team


Behavior Specialist


Behavior Specialist

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After graduating from Appalachian State University in 2006, Samantha began her career in education as a 6th grade Language Arts teacher in Kannapolis, NC. Since then, Sam has gone on to earn a Master's Degree in Special Education from UNC Charlotte and has taught elementary general education as well as elementary and high school special education in charter and public schools. She lives in Indian Trail with her husband, three children and dog.

Samantha provides direct support to the Monroe Middle School PRC 29 caseload and Cuthbertson Middle and Forest Hills High School BFC.

Samantha also supports: Benton Heights Elementary, Cuthbertson Middle, East Elementary, East Union Middle, Fairview Elementary, Forest Hills High, Hemby Bridge Elementary, Marshville Elementary, Monroe Middle, Monroe High, New Salem Elementary, Piedmont High, Piedmont Middle, Poplin Elementary, Porter Ridge High, Porter Ridge Middle, Rock Rest Elementary, Shiloh Valley Primary/Elementary, Stallings Elementary, Sun Valley High, Sun Valley Middle, Union Elementary, Unionville Elementary, Walter Bickett Elementary, Western Union Elementary, Wingate Elementary

Behavior Specialist

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Kira grew up in Alberta, Canada and now lives in Wesley Chapel with her husband, two children and two dogs. Kira earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education at Hood College then a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Study from the University of Texas at Arlington. Kira has worked as a teacher and program coordinator in a Private Residential Treatment Facility in Virginia and public school systems in Australia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. She joined Union County Public Schools in October 2018.

Kira provides direct support to BFC Programs at Porter Ridge Elementary, Prospect Elementary and Rocky River Elementary.

Kira also supports: Antioch Elementary, CATA, Cuthbertson High, Indian Trail Elementary, Kensington Elementary, Marvin Elementary, Marvin Ridge High, Marvin Ridge Middle, New Town Elementary, Parkwood High, Parkwood Middle, Porter Ridge Elementary, PreK Sites, Prospect Elementary, Rea View Elementary, Rocky River Elementary, Sandy Ridge Elementary, Sardis Elementary, UC Early College, Waxhaw Elementary, WBEC, Weddington Elementary, Weddington High, Weddington Middle, Wesley Chapel Elementary

Social Worker

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Mishaun has been with Union County Public Schools since August 2019. Mishaun grew up in a military family and relocated to Charlotte, NC in 2012. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from South Carolina State University and her Master's Degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. She previously worked as a Foster Care/Adoption Social Worker for eighteen years in Washington, DC, Virginia and North Carolina.

Mishaun provides support to the PRC 29 caseload and Day Treatment program. She also supports EC students and their families throughout UCPS.

UCPS Exceptional Children's Department

Old Post Office Building

407 N Main Street
Monroe, NC  28112

Fax: 704-282-2073