Previous Speaking Engagements

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Presented Trauma Informed Classroom Management Strategies at the following schools:

  • McGaheysville Elementary School- August 2016
  • Plains Elementary School – September 2016
  • John C. Myers Elementary School- October 2016
  • Pleasant Valley Elementary School- October 2016

Presented to the staff and administration of Rockingham County Public Schools Elementary School- Trauma Informed Classroom Management Strategies. Plains Elementary School – February 2016

Presented to National Counseling Group Employees- professional development 2015 & 2016. Yoga in Counseling: Using Non-Traditional/Body Centered Practices for Trauma Resilience. & Heavy is the Burden: Navigating the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children.

Presented at the Shenandoah Valley Multidisciplinary Conference February 2015. Holding the Space: Wellness Strategies for Helping Professionals Impacted by Trauma.

Co-presented at the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma March 2012 & 2013.

Received training in IB Middle Years Program implementation (Level 3 training) in Pittsburg, PA. October 2007.

Created and Implemented the Sojourner Photo and Travel Club for students in grades 9 -12 at Baltimore City College. October 2007 – June 2008.

Maryland State Professional Teaching Certificate- Biology (2008-2011)

Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE) Certified Leader and Instructor

Certified trainer. World Wildlife Fund, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and American Zoo and Aquarium Association curricula including Wildlife for Sale and Suitcase for Survival

Baltimore Ecosystem Study- Education Fellow. Wrote curriculum on Gray Squirrels for BES for use within the Baltimore City Public School System. June 2004 – November 2005

Baltimore City Summer Institute for New Teachers summer seminar. June – August 2003

Conference Presenter. Presented “Unpacking the Suitcase: Using an outreach kit in your classroom or center” at the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Educators conference. February 2003

Authored. “Reaching Forward”, volume 26, #3, 2001 ZOOgram

Conference Presenter. Presented theatrical interpretation workshop at the Mid Atlantic Marine Educators Association Conference (May 2000)