Jayven Encarnacion will be serving in the Principal position. Mr.Encarnacion has been onsite and engaging with the leadership team and students at Thrive since October 2022 and has become an integral part of our team. Mr.Encarnacion comes with extensive experience of the CABAS model that Thrive Center for Success strives to implement for our students. Here is a bit of background information on Mr. Encarnacion. Jayven was formally with Touchstone ABA, a CABAS model program and behavior analysis company based in Louisiana. In October 2015, he started as a registered behavior technician while working on his bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Studies at Nicholls State University. He went on to obtain his master’s degree in Education and behavior analysis from Nichols State University, an affiliated CABAS program. His prior experience with TouchstoneABA over the years includes working in clinical, school, and home settings as a program developer, clinical site coordinator, behavior analyst, and educational consultant. He was a supervisor for accelerated independent learners in Touchstone’s Lafayette center, and he also provided public school consulting to special 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.