Count ME In Fall 2019 NEW Training: Transforming School Climate and Culture

The following is a training opportunity offered by Count ME In.

Developing a positive school climate and culture leads to an increase in student attendance, engagement and achievement.

Participants will:

  • learn strategies to build positive climate, improve school culture and decrease chronic absenteeism
  • examine how to build healthy relationships within the school community (staff with student, staff with staff, and staff with families)
  • learn how to differentiate between accidental and intentional culture
  • access a framework (including a staff survey) to support participants’ in assessing their own school climate and culture
  • leave the workshop with tools to help create a more successful school where all students can be successful learners.

We strongly recommend that school teams of 3 to 5 staff attend this session.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Presenters:  Ansley Newton and Susan Lieberman

Ansley Newton’s experience includes work as a preschool project director; elementary school teacher; elementary, middle and high school counselor; high school substance abuse counselor, and school consultant with the ME DOE. She is a certified trainer of restorative practices through the International Institute of Restorative Practices, helping schools implement Restorative Practices.  Susan Lieberman, M.Ed. is Director of Count ME In.  She has over thirty years of experience in education and mental health as a licensed social worker and certified teacher.  She has taught in the classroom, worked as a community case manager for children and their families, and managed community and state-run programs.

  • Brewer, Jeff’s Catering  – Thursday, November 7
    • Registration: 8:30 am
    • Training: 9:00-3:00
  • Augusta, Bangor Savings Bank  – Friday, November 15
    • Registration:  8:30 am
    • Training: 9:00 – 3:00
  • Saco, People’s Choice Credit Union  – Tuesday, December 3
    • Registration: 8:30 am
    • Training: 9:00 – 3:00

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The cost is $125 for each member of the school team and $155  for an individual registration.  This covers training, materials, coffee, snacks, and lunch.

Cancellation Policy:  Refunds minus $15 administrative fee will be offered up to 2 weeks before the session. Substitutes for registered participants are welcome – please let us know who to expect.