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Built For This: Establishing a Structure that Supports SEL for the Total School Community

Built For This: Establishing a Structure that Supports Social-Emotional Learning for the Entire School Community.This is an interactive session in which City View Elementary will demonstrate how they address the whole child and total school community. Come see how they continually work on building a strong climate and culture by supporting teachers, parents and the community. Find out how City View addresses the needs of each teacher, each student, and each parent. The presenters will share a variety of research-based strategies that they implement to address the needs of the total school community. These strategies include, but are not limited to: Social-emotional learning for all, PBIS, student enrichment, parent engagement, differentiated professional development, teacher retention, food pantry, student government and other student-led activities. Learn how to put new and existing strategies together to address the students needs and support the total school community.

This talk was presented at:
2021 National ESEA Conference
February 2021 in Cyberspace
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Brian Burnaugh

Brian Burnaugh is a teacher, a leader, and a learner. He is currently a proud assistant principal at City View Elementary in Metro Atlanta. Mr. Burnaugh has spent twenty years serving Title I schools in the Cobb County School District. During this time, he has concentrated his efforts on building strong relationships with students, teachers and the community. He is passionate about engaging all stakeholders in the learning process. Through this involvement with the total school community, he realized the importance that climate and culture play in successful students and successful schools. A key component of a positive school climate and culture is Social-emotional learning for all. Mr. Burnaugh has worked with the City View team to continually develop and nurture a positive climate and culture that supports the entire school community through social-emotional learning.

Barbara Swinney

An educational leader of more than 20 years, Dr. Swinney has served teachers, students, parents, business leaders, and communities in the role teacher, principal, and Assistant Superintendent. She has collaborated with board members, county commissioners, state representatives, and district and local school leaders to ensure improved teaching and learning in an effort to promote the future health and wealth of the total school community. Her career has allowed her to support leaders in establishing and clarifying their vision and aligning goals so that they are able to expand their capacity to serve their communities and live their purpose from any position. Combining her experience as a leader, her gifts as a visionary, and her ability to inspire others to see things differently, she founded BSI Consulting, LLC, a Life and Leadership Coaching Firm. A John Maxwell Certified Personal Leadership Coach, Speaker, Teacher, and Author of the book, “It’s Always DEEPER” and “Leading the DEEPER Way”, Dr. Swinney is focused on the personal and professional success of leaders; and helping driven people live a more fulfilled life by inspiring transformational thinking, leadership, and personal growth. Though her experience has been vast and essential to the evolution in educational leadership, Dr. Swinney considers her most important work to be raising her two daughters, a 20-year-old college senior and high school sophomore. She balances her work life by spending time with her family and playing tennis with her Championship Tennis Team.

Julie Lynn

Julie Lynn has served students of low socio-economic backgrounds with a variety of special needs (Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders) as a classroom teacher and school administrator since 2003. Julie, through collaboration with District personnel and private practitioners, has been an advocate for improving staff and student capacity for self-reflection and social-emotional skills through Social-Emotional Learning, PBIS, Trauma Informed Practices, and Restorative Practices. Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Master of Education in Special Education, Multiple and Severe Disabilities, Emotional-Behavioral Disorders, Autism, and a Specialist of Education in Educational Leadership.

Maxine Millier

Maxine Miller is currently an Assistant Principal in the Cobb County Schools where she has served teachers and students for the last twelve years. The belief that “relationships, not programs are what truly change children” helps guide the work of Maxine Miller. She serves various schools in the county as a licensed Restorative Practice Trainer to guide schools and teachers towards the implementation of Restorative Practice Circles. Restorative Circles strengthen teacher-student and peer to peer relationships in addition to repairing harm in those relationships. In her former teaching career she taught Life, Earth and Physical Science in Middle School for twelve years. Mrs. Miller holds a Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision from Berry College in Georgia, Master’s degrees in Education from Pace University in NYC and George Mason University in Virginia. Her undergraduate degree in Education was earned from the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. She enjoys spending time with her 6-year-old daughter cooking and making crafts.