Professional Development Specialist, SPEAKER, Author, and Life Path Coach.
I create professional development experiences to INSPIRE and MOTIVATE your staff.
I make school districts LOOK GOOD.
I make teachers FEEL GOOD.
I put the HEART back into school climate.
I put LOVE back into students.
I get RESULTS.
Professional Development Topics: (A BRAIN-based, HEART-based approach to PBIS and ACEs informed teaching)
* Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the classroom.
*How ACEs affect students’ brain development and learning.
* Suicide prevention
* Supporting students with ASD and ADHD
*Student alcohol and drug abuse prevention.
* Student stress in high-achieving schools
* Supporting students who struggle, including ELL students
*Including diverse experiences and backgrounds in classroom curriculum.
*Behavior management with student trauma in mind.
Sometimes It looks Like That is a hilarious and tender year-in-the-life of a teacher and her students at a last chance high school. Ava Llewellyn, 29, moves to San Francisco in an attempt to press the reset button on her life. But this small-town teacher is a fish out of water in her new teaching position and multicultural city. She’s unprepared for how to respond when a student’s essay declares that he wants to be the “best raper in the Bay Area,” what to do when the students she takes on a field trip shoplift most of the gift shop, and how precarious it is to fall in love with students whose lives are nothing like the rural teens she grew up with.