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Cultivating Resilience

Dec 14, 2023


Dr. Debra Gustafson is the Associate Superintendent for the Geary County Unified School District 475 in Juncture City, Kansas. Deb’s primary responsibilities focus on providing leadership and expertise in developing, achieving, and maintaining the district’s educational programs and related services to...

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...