From years of classroom experience working with students in crises, I’ve developed a specialty for uncovering and addressing hidden student trauma. Whether working with “A” students in high achieving schools or working with struggling learners, I’ve seen over and over again how placing students’ feelings and personal development first is key to their development as learners and people.
I offer professional development for teachers and counselors ready to put connection with students and student wellness at the top of their school’s priorities, making entire schools safe spaces for teachers, students, staff, and, well, humans.
We aren’t here to “break” anyone. Teachers are there to drop a line for students who want to share. For students who don’t, we help “make” them, listening for what they love and finding ways to nurture that. We give students opportunities to share themselves with others and plant the idea that they are people who matter to the class. This is so when those students are ready to heal, they already know there is someone inside of them worth leading out of the darkness.