Creating a Resilient School Culture Through Student Services
The importance of student services in this critical time
The challenges of this pandemic and the trauma we have all experienced, has had a huge impact on both students and teachers alike! Many believe this trauma will likely cause a ripple effect of academic deficiencies that will stretch into the coming years. As we make plans for the transition back to post pandemic life, school districts and administrators are focusing on what we must do to address this trauma and meet the social emotional needs of students. There has never been a greater push for well equipped student services personnel that can lead the way. Their role will be key in helping schools to foster resilience in students and staff during these difficult times!
Fostering a resilient school culture
In this webinar we share practical examples how student/pupil services personnel can help their schools prioritize social emotional needs of students and provide tools and strategies that increase resilience. Listen as our panel of experts discuss how to these strategies can help students that are struggling emotionally and lacking motivation, and what we can do to help them cope and find ways to thrive in the future.
|Dr. Christopher Pugliese|
Dr. Pugliese practices servant leadership. In addition to his role as Director of Pupil Services, he is a Level I Google Certified Educator, a Center for Supportive Relationships-Certified Relational Skills Coach, a NASP-certified PREPaRE Trainer and a member of the Trauma Informed Education Coalition. He completed his doctoral research on the influence of teacher-student relationships on teacher wellbeing and he is committed to implementing the findings to improve relationships and wellbeing in schools. Chris has presented at many state and national conferences. Since 2017, he has been a featured speaker in the Introduction to Teaching undergraduate course at Neumann University and he has contributed to articles published in ASCD Express and Pennsylvania Teacher Educator.
In addition to his doctoral degree from Neumann University, Chris also holds superintendent, principal K-12 and social studies teaching certificates. He completed his B.A. and his M.A. degrees (both in History) at St. Joseph’s University and Brown University, respectively. Chris and his wife have three children and three grandchildren.
|Larrissa Henderson Ed.D|
Dr. Henderson, currently serves and the National Association of Pupil Services Administrators (NAPSA) President
She is the director of pupil services in Oak Ridge School District in Oak Ridge, TN
She wears a lot of very different hats from attendance, discipline, food services, foster care, homeless, migrant, immigrants, ELL, school nurses, court liaison, Title IX coordinator, Title VI, and Title III. She calls pupil services the “customer service department for the school district.”
Dr. Henderson feels that the most rewarding aspect of her job is working with and helping students and their families. Her day changes hourly and the change can be overwhelming, but she enjoys a good challenge every now and then.
Deidre is currently the president elect of the National Association of Pupil Services Administrators (NAPSA). She began her educational career as a sub and has served in almost every role possible in a school including as a secretary, cook, classroom aid and as a custodian. While working as a custodian, she earned her teaching degree. She then taught resource and supported an inclusion schedule for special education students. Deidre then went on to complete her masters degree in administration from Ashland University and served as an assistant principal for a year and a principal for 5 years, before settling in to her current job as the director of student services for Barberton City Schools in Barberton, OH.
|Jason Johnson |
Jason is a licensed school psychologist and has published research on resilience and student performance. Jason is a passionate advocate for disadvantaged students and currently consults and trains educators across the nation as the director of training and research for the WhyTry organization. Jason is a thought leader on resilience education and has spoken at hundreds of conferences around the country. He has led successful implementations of all WhyTry programs and has pioneered trainings for clients in healthcare, corporate, and the US Military.
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