Open Invitation for Maine School Staff: Brain Centered Emotional Support Sessions Available Twice Daily

All Maine school staff (admins, educators, bus drivers, nutrition staff, nurses, ed techs, and support staff) invited to join Maine Department of Education Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialist Kellie D. Bailey and Mental Health/School Counselor Specialist Bear Shea for virtual mental wellness sessions bookending the beginning and end of each day.

The sessions will be 15 minutes each providing a time to bolster resilience and a chance to connect and share space with school professionals around the state in response to the care and wellbeing of YOU during the COVID-19 crisis.

One session will be available at the beginning of the day and one at the end of the day, occurring Monday through Friday for as long as needed. Each session will hold a maximum of 500 people and be available at the same zoom link each time:

Brain Centered Emotional Support Sessions:

  • 8:30am, M-F, Kellie Bailey, SEL Specialist
  • 3:30pm, M-F, Bear Shea, Mental Health Specialist

Department also continues to offer daily, content specific virtual sessions for Maine Educators during the COVID-19 emergency. The sessions provide support and guidance regarding distance learning and school supports and help facilitate networking and resource sharing between Maine educators. An updated schedule of virtual sessions is available here.