Crucial Conversations: Helped to be able to engage in tough conversations without sacrificing the relationship.
Flipped Classroom: Enabled me to engage in online learning with students and staff; especially helpful during these times of required online learning.
Restorative Circles: Allowed me to facilitate learning and community building; will be a tool in my tool-kit that. I can bring out for a variety of meetings with many different audiences.
Racial Equity Institute: Brought an enlightening outlook on the historical impacts of race and the intersectionality it has with education. This training provided a world-view leaders need to be equipped with in order to be lead learnings in a building of diverse students.
BB&T Leadership Institute: Provided an in-depth look at specific character traits and how they affect our leadership abilities in times of peace and times of discomfort.
Emergency Action Planning: Equipped me with skills needed as an administrator to care for safety and security of the students and staff.
4 Disciplines of Execution: Allowed me to gain an insight into how planning for goals and being intentional with school improvement will benefit the school as a whole.
ASCD Turning High Poverty Schools into High Performing Schools: Helped me as a leader to see practical ways to engage in work to turn a lower performing school into a high performing school, regardless of barriers or obstacles.
Understanding By Design: The ability to backwards plan will be invaluable as a leader, creating intentional plans for a school year based on the goals we hope to achieve.
John Maxwell Leadership: Learning from district leaders, like our current principal of the year, allowed me to hone my skills as a leader.
LGBT+ Training: Being an advocate for all students in my building will be important and this training allowed me to become better educated on how to navigate that role as an advocate.
North Carolina School Improvement Project: This multi-day training on literacy and math development broke down some of the essential factors necessary for meeting student needs in elementary grades.
Social Justice/Equity Retreat: These retreats allowed us time and space to reflect on our own identity journey and how we hope to continue the fight for equitable education of students.
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina: This certificate allows us to better serve students who may have been abused.
Digital Storytelling: This technique and skill allows me to present information in a way that is informative while also keeping the attention of the audience.
Teach Like a Champion: A refresh of basic teaching skills helps me be a better evaluator in observations and coach in conversations.
Ron Clark Academy Field Experience: This experience of visiting a renown school helped me to see creative ways to reach students.
Speed Reading Training: With all the information that must be consumed by an administrator, being able to read for information quickly is a valuable skill.
APA Writing Institute: Having a refresher course on written works allows me to be more confident in sending out written responses or communications.
Social Emotional Learning: This type of learning is currently receiving a lot of attention, the trainings around social-emotional learning allow me to ensure students feel safe and secure at school and in a place to receive academic information.
Madeline Hunter Lesson Planning: This technique of lesson planning was reviewed to allow us to go back to basics and coach others.
Time Management: With the schedules and to-do lists that administrators must keep, time management is a skill that is invaluable. This training allowed us to focus on how to become organized in a way that fits our personality.
American Enterprise Institute Policy Conference: This conference broadened my perspective on education and helped me to begin to look at policy and its influence at each level.
Dyslexia Seminar at The Hill Center: Being able to work with a variety of learner profiles will help administrators reach all students in the building.