Improving Student Engagement by Strengthening Systems
Focusing on Student Engagement
During this COVID pandemic, the challenges and trauma we have all experienced have had a huge impact on both students and teachers. We have seen schools all over the country struggling to engage students that are slipping in their attendance and increasing in mental health needs. Student and educator challenges feel like they’re at an all-time high. In this webinar, listen to a panel of experts in student engagement, truancy and attendance, and systems and processes discuss practical tips and strategies for how we can better serve our students through these unparalleled times.
With nearly two decades with School Innovations & Achievement (SI&A), Erica Peterson, National Education Manager, draws from her longstanding relationships and involvement with CSBA, COSA, TASA, and CASCWA, to offer districts insight and ways to connect strategies with proven practices. Throughout her tenure, Erica has worked with hundreds of school district executives providing solution consulting in the areas of school attendance, organizational effectiveness, special education, and state-mandated program compliance.
Brenda has more than 30 years of progressively responsible experience with Richardson ISD. She began her career as a classroom teacher and has also served as an elementary assistant principal, principal, and in central administrative roles in curriculum, instruction, and school operations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in Education from Texas Woman’s University.
Mrs. Sophia Allmond has been a public school educator for at least 30 years and currently serves as the Senior Coordinator: District-wide Transition Specialist for Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, VA. Her career experiences include special education, hospital education, secondary transition support, attendance and truancy, discipline, alternative education transition support, Section 504, PBIS, Restorative Practices, Title IX, etc. Mrs. Allmond is an alumnus of Old Dominion University, Hampton University, and The George Washington University with degrees in Psychology, Special Education, and Educational Leadership and Administration. She also serves as a Trustee on the Executive Board of the National Association of Pupil Services Administrators (NAPSA).
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.