Jayven Encarnacion will be stepping into the Interim Principal position. Mr.Encarnacion has been onsite and engaging with the leadership team and studentsat Thrive since October 2022 and has become an integral part of our team. Mr.Encarnacion comes with extensive experience of the CABAS model that ThriveCenter for Success strives to implement for our students. Here is a bit of background information onMr. Encarnacion.Jayven was formally with Touchstone ABA, a CABAS model program andbehavior analysis company based in Louisiana. In October 2015, he started as aregistered behavior technician while working on his bachelor’s degree in Familyand Child Studies at Nicholls State University. He went on to obtain hismaster’s degree in Education and behavior analysis from Nichols StateUniversity, an affiliated CABAS program. His prior experience with TouchstoneABA over the years includes working in clinical, school, and home settings as aprogram developer, clinical site coordinator, behavior analyst, and educationalconsultant. He was a supervisor for accelerated independent learners inTouchstone’s Lafayette center, and he also provided public school consulting tospecial education classrooms in a Louisiana school district during the2019-2020 academic school year. Then, he joined the Baton Rouge team in 2020and led Touchstone operations at St. Lillian’s Academy for two school years. While Mr. Encarnacion is serving in the role of Interim Principalthroughout the remainder of this school year, Thrive Center for Success willimplement a candidate search for the permanent Principal role for the 2023-2024school year beginning in the Spring of 2023, which of course Mr. Encarnacioncan be a part of.