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Trauma-Informed Leadership: Practical Strategies for Lead Educators to Support Teachers

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Trauma-Informed Leadership: Practical Strategies for Lead Educators to Support Teachers

Presented by Dr. Natasha Ward, Instructional Coach, EdConnective; and Destiny Shantell Woodbury, Instructional Coach, EdConnective

Sponsored by EdConnective

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School and district leaders we speak with find themselves at a loss for how to be supportive to teachers. Teachers are as stressed as ever. Students have experienced a wide spectrum of trauma over the past two years. What are you as a leader to do? Teachers must feel supported in ways that “supports” like new curricula or new technology don’t provide, mostly because those “supports” feel like “one more thing to do” when in fact, feeling supported is what they really need and want. How? There lies the challenge, and we’re here to help!

Watch EdConnective expert instructional coaches Dr. Natasha Ward and Destiny Woodbury as they explore practical strategies for lead educators to truly support teachers, recognizing that even as teachers strive to support all students effectively, they are experiencing a range of emotions themselves. This edWebinar covers topics such as:

  • Building strong and supportive relationships
  • Empowering educators’ agency
  • Exploring individual and community identities

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to those in K-12 leadership positions including superintendents, principals and assistant principals, directors of curriculum and instruction, and lead teachers.


Natasha WardAbout the Presenters

Dr. Natasha Ward’s doctorate is in school improvement with concentrations in educational leadership and school counseling. She also holds a master’s in teaching. As an educational consultant, behavioral change specialist, and EdConnective instructional coach, Dr. Ward’s career spans across a variety of educational sectors. While her teaching experience and mentorship skills distinguish her, Dr. Ward’s expertise lies in culturally sustaining pedagogy, mindfulness in the classroom, student autonomy, whole child teaching, teacher well-being and SEL implementation. A fun fact is that she has traveled to all seven continents!


Destiny Shantell WoodburyIn addition to being an EdConnective instructional coach, Destiny Shantell Woodbury is a doctoral student at Vanderbilt University. Over her 15-year career as an educator, Destiny has been a middle-school science teacher, grade-level chair, department chair, instructional coach, school leader, and a superintendent. She is passionate about mental health, social-emotional learning, STEM, and dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline. She holds a BS, BA in chemistry, and BA in secondary education with four minors from the University of Rhode Island and an M.Ed. from National Louis University. She was also a professional athlete who trained for the Olympics in the 400 meters.


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EdConnectiveEdConnective’s mission is to ensure student success through transformative educator coaching. Through 1:1, Small Group Coaching, and Group Training, we strive to give teachers, instructional coaches, and lead educators the single greatest Professional Learning experience they’ll ever have, supported by research-based high-impact data.


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