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Honors and Recognitions

Posted: November 6, 2013

Special Education Behavior Consultant Inducted into Hall of Merit

Chris Briggs has been recognized for his commitment to a training process that is used to ensure safety and security for students and staff.

The Special Education Department is proud to announce that Chris Briggs has been inducted into the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Instructor Hall of Merit. Chris was one of 75 Nonviolent Crisis Intervention© Certified Instructors worldwide recently recognized for extraordinary commitment to the continuous CPI training process that is used to ensure safety and security for students and staff in the Albuquerque Public Schools.

The CPI Hall of merit selection process included a review of the records of over 27,000 active Certified Instructors of the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention© Training Program. Selection criteria included number of staff trained, total hours spent training, number of training programs taught, number of CPI training programs attended, and number of total years as a CPI instructor.

Chris began his tenure with the Albuquerque Public Schools in 1980. He taught in the Behavior Intervention Program (BIP) at Montezuma Elementary School for eight years and was hired as a behavior consultant with the APS Professional Development Department in 1998. Chris was certified as a CPI trainer in 1999 and progressed to the Senior and Master levels for CPI trainers. Since becoming a CPI trainer, Chris has trained 6341 staff members, facilitated 369 classes and provided 2051 hours of training.

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