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Cultivating Resilience

Nov 16, 2023


Gary R. Howard, Ph.D., has been supporting individuals and organizations in the deeper work of personal, professional, and systemic transformation for the purpose of achieving social justice and equity in our schools and our nation.

Howard is the president and founder of the REACH Center for Multicultural...

Oct 10, 2023


Dr. Kelvin Butts is the Superintendent of Benton Harbor, MI, area schools and a lifelong educator, having served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal.


Our discussion touched upon trauma and mental health issues in the Benton Harbor Area Schools, emphasizing the need for mental health...

Sep 25, 2023


Anitra Gallegos is the Principal of the Panorama Middle School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


As a passionate and dedicated principal, Anitra is committed to addressing trauma and creating a culturally responsive and trauma-informed environment in her school. She believes that all students can learn and...

Sep 14, 2023

Our Guest

A lifelong educator, Michelle Trujillo M.Ed is a Co-Founder of the Center for Learning and Well-Being and is known to make a tangible, sustainable, and positive difference through her books, speaking engagements, and interactive workshops. Named Nevada’s 2016 Innovative Educator of the Year, Michelle has...

Aug 17, 2023


Melanie Johnson, Sac and Fox Nation, M.Ed., CPS, is the Director of the Whole Child Initiative for the National Indian Education Association. Melanie has worked with tribal communities and organizations for over 20 years.

Melanie is a Certified Prevention Specialist and has worked in the field of substance use and...