VIRTUAL Cultivating Resilience in Educators

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

April 19, 2023

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

May 17, 2023

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline

Monday, September 19, 2022

*All sessions will meet virtually.

This monthly professional development program focuses on cultivating resilience in educators. Cultivating Resilience in Educators encourages supportive relationships, effective teaching, and gives educators the feeling that their personal and professional needs are met. Explore practical habits that will positively impact you, your students, and your greater community.

These strengths-based sessions equip individuals with a set of practical skills that can be applied in everyday life to navigate adversity and thrive in challenging environments. Together we will explore the following;

  • How do I boost my individual resilience, improve my well being, and avoid burnout?
  • What can we do to build relationships and to support each other?
  • How do I model resilience for others?

The objectives of this program are to build positive workplaces one staff member at a time. Through this program, an individual will have the resources and training to be able to:

  • Self-assess their current well-being
  • Increase their awareness in strategies to improve well-being
  • Create, implement, and revise goals to improve well-being
  • Practice effective skills and habits of resilience

Who should attend: PreK - Adult Educators

Questions: Email Amy Sparks: asparks@resourcecoop-mn.gov or Megan Perry: mperry@resourcecoop-mn.gov

About the Presenter

Megan Perry:
Megan is a calm school leader with a solution focused mindset. Megan has worked in education since 2014, focusing on mental wellness and resiliency with both students and adults. Megan holds a BA in Social Work, with experience as a high school social worker. Adult well-being has become a growing passion, knowing the impact adults in education have on our students. Designing and facilitating professional learning experiences that seek to deepen educators’ understanding of social and emotional skills allows her to blend her love of systems-thinking with human-centered endeavors and solutions.


Amy Sparks:

Amy is dedicated to innovating and implementing solutions that remove barriers, open doors, and empower individuals to thrive. Amy leads through her actions. She inspires change, and is frequently asking the question, “when can we start?” Her strengths include creating all-school literacy and SEL programs, developing school-wide curriculum, and facilitating professional development for teachers, administrators, and support staff. Amy holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching and K-12 Principal License from Hamline University and Bachelors of Arts from St. Olaf College in Theater and Communication Arts.