ONGOING & PAST PROJECTS
When I work with my clients I truly listen to the needs of the community. What they need is always at the forefront of my design strategy! I see myself as a facilitator and a guide as we all have our own journeys to take along the leadership path. I love a challenge to find new ways to work with different groups of students, educators, and well - humans in general!
Practicing Leadership to Build Skills
Our goal has been to work with sophomore high school students to engage in activities that will help them build leadership skills to develop into strong leaders as they begin college applications. Peers not Fears collaborated with College Quest Advising to create this five-session summer program.
BROWNE CENTER Ex-SEL
Social and Emotional with Elementary Students
Our goal has been to work with students between the ages of 5 - 11 to engage in activities that support the CASEL SEL framework. A group of 10 experts teamed up to create a program that can be used in summer programming for all elementary school students.
Building a Student Mentorship Program
Our goal is to work with upper-class students focusing on developing a student-led mentorship program. The sessions will begin before the school year to create the foundation. We will be working to create a student-led orientation day as well.
Developing Student Leadership
Our goal has been to work with all first-year students to engage in activities that empower them and provide them with some foundational skills to develop into strong leaders. We will be working to build their Ambassador Leadership Program and developing culture moving forward.
Manchester West HS and Abbot Downing ES
Professional Development for Educators
Our goal has been to share a space for educators to discuss and consider the challenges they are facing in their classrooms and in society. Building conversations and community reminds us that we are not alone. This one-hour introduction supports the Ingredients of Being Human Program.
NH Nonprofit Conference & Expo
Understanding Burnout and Impacts on Lour Leadership
Small-group breakout discussions and full-group engagement exploring burnout and the impact it has on your leadership. Working in non-profits can feel like a 24-7 job. Tackling burnout begins with boundaries. Reevaluating boundaries is only sometimes a top priority, and it's key to thriving in your life every day.
Building Empathy and Courage
Our goal has been to work with both middle and high school students to engage in activities that empower them and provide them with some foundational skills to develop into strong leaders.
Confidence and Teamwork Leadership
Our goal has been to work with both male and female students between the ages of 13-21 to engage in activities that empower them and provide them with some foundational skills to develop into strong leaders.
Confidence and Connection work
Our goal has been to work with female middle school students focusing on self-care incorporating their minds, bodies, and spirit. The sessions Peers not Fears facilitated were centered around how we have more in common than we think.
SNHU ADULT WORK
Connections and Goals
Build connections, and identify strengths and weaknesses that will allow the group to support challenges the team faces. Create a common unified goal that each team member will work towards using individual strengths to support that goal. The purpose is to share the weakness so that others can see them and find ways to build up the weakness into a team's strengths.
LACONIA & HILLSBOROUGH DEERING PARA EDUCATORS TRAINING
Confidence and Teamwork Leadership
Paraeducators are often working with a student population that comes with labels, even our paras feel like they are labeled by other members of their community. These labels prevent the community from feeling like they are on the same page and working toward the same goals. Our goal was to talk about labels in a safe place, to challenge our own labels, which can be good and bad, and to build empathy and understanding of how labels impact everyone involved.
NEW ENGLAND FACULTY DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM CONFERENCE
Two former students, Marisa Dobbins and Avery Forrestall joined me for the NEFDC conference. We were able to talk about student voices and the importance of giving students opportunities. While the conference was directed toward college faculty, the material we presented was appropriate for all educators. Through this conference, I learned that several colleges are implementing an approach that uses students as consultants. I am eager to embed this into my own practices while creating opportunities to share it with other educational institutions that I am asked to work with on developing student leadership.
BOW HS FALCON LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Connection and Communication skills
Our goal is to work together with teachers and students on leadership and collaboration skills. The way for a school’s culture to grow is to empower students as leaders when all the stakeholders are involved.
INGREDIENTS OF BEING HUMAN
It is helpful to sit with other educators, and examine the way that we treat others, and ourselves. This examination, if it happens in a safe space, such as the one provided by this class, challenges us to take perspective and allows us to recognize the assumptions, biases, and baggage that we all carry with us into the classroom. Because of the broad nature of the topics, and the opportunity for choice in the assignments, any person in any position of leadership in any profession could find value in this course
LAKES REGION TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Leadership is NOT a Title
My Career My Future Presentations are designed to give students opportunities to hear from successful, career-driven professionals from a multitude of pathways.