Taking Care of Yourself, While Taking Care of Your Students - 2018 Spring Conference Registration Open

Social emotional well-being, too often ignored because of the myriad of issues that draw most of the attention in a school and community, has moved to the forefront, There is an new urgency for us all to come together to support both educators and students.

If you work with students and educators who are faced with these challenges, please join us for the MN ASCD Spring Conference - Taking Care of Yourself, While Taking Care of Your Students, April 12, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, Minnesota.

Minnesota experts and mental health organizations will share their expertise on ways for educators to reline relationship skills and take care of themselves and support the social emotional needs of students in their schools and classroom. 

Presenters include:

Angela Pitton Abdo MA, LPCC

Art Therapist & Licensed Clinical Counselor

Julie Young-Burns

Social Emotional Learning Coordinator, Minneapolis Public Schools

Ida Downwind

Indian Education, Minneapolis Public Schools

Jimmie Heags Jr.MN, LSC, LPCC

District Restorative Justice Lead & District Mobile Response Team Intermediate District 287

Christine Lund

Market Development Manager, Hazelden Publishing


Brenna MacDonald

District Wide Mobile Response Team. Intermediate District 287

Rob Metz 

Deputy Director of BARR Center and former St. Louis Pk Superintendent

Val Miller

Special Education Coordinator, Northwest Passage High School

Nancy Riestenberg

Restorative Practices Specialist at Minnesota Department of Education

Stacy Steil MA, WWCP

FitLiving & Strategic Planning Coach, Resource Training and Solutions

Dr. Talaya L. Tolefree CEO

Koinonia Leadership Academy, LLC

Peter Wieczorek

Director, Northwest Passage High School


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