Building Resilience in Education

As a Minnesota Service Cooperative, Resource Training & Solutions has listened and is ready to serve. We are excited to provide professional learning for adults in education centered around resilience and well-being. We want you to feel empowered, supported, and valued. Our services are designed to assist you in building personal and professional awareness and recognize and strengthen your resilience. Your wellness is critical to long-term outcomes for our students. As you learn new strategies you can begin to use them with students, supporting their resilience and well-being.  Our services provide ongoing, scaffolded, and comprehensive support to develop skills, mindsets, and the capacity to create a culture for all to thrive.

Overview and Outcomes:

Resilience is our ability to bounce back from the stresses of life. It’s not about avoiding stress but learning to navigate our way through challenging times. Employee well-being and resilience increases work performance, and a workplace that actively supports employees creates an environment where adults and students thrive.

This year we are excited to offer research-based programming for adults in education. 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

Program Managers

Megan Perry, SEL Education Manager

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. Megan is a calm school leader with a solution focused mindset.

Amy Sparks, SEL Education Manager

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.