Petty has been actively involved in the area of classroom/school management and discipline for over 30 years. In 1978, he created a specialized public school for
violent/acting out students in the Hartford (CT) public schools.
This school provided 185 severely behaviorally
disordered students (grades K-12) with a program of high academic
expectations and appropriate behavioral controls.
In developing this school, Dr. Petty and his staff identified
important principles, philosophies and strategies appropriate to all
As word of this
schoolís success in changing behaviors and restoring control spread,
Petty was called upon to share his expertise and experience through an
extensive schedule of pre-service and in-service training sessions for
both public and private schools, to teacher education classes at
colleges and universities and to over 30
views have been published in leading educational journals including Educational
Leadership, The Harvard Principalís Center Newsletter, The
Science Teacher and The Principal, among others.
Petty is available for individually designed presentations to school
systems, teacher training classes and conferences on the topics of
classroom/school management and discipline.
Each presentation is tailored to the needs of the audience and
provides a working basis for on-going site-based development,
implementation and evaluation.