MASA Master Class: Why Prioritizing Educator Mental Health is Critical to School Culture and Student Success presented by Katie Dorn, Co-Founder/CEO, EmpowerU Jeffrey Lund, Superintendent, Marshall County Central Schools
Join MASA for a virtual master class on teacher well-being and retention. Discover how EmpowerU is helping Marshall County Central Schools tackle teacher burnout and support employee mental health. Learn how to actively engage in teacher well-being to drive school culture and achieve better results!
Session Details Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 Time: 12 noon - 1 pm Location: Zoom Virtual Session | Register here! Topic: Why Prioritizing Educator Mental Health is Critical to School Culture and Student Success
There is no cost to attend. This session will be recorded and shared on the MASA Master Class webpage. CEUs will NOT be provided for this session.
What will we walk about? The past few years have been atypically hard for teachers, and the relief of a “normal” workplace environment seems to be far away. Abnormal times require better tools to address new problems. It’s crucial for teachers and schools to not only acknowledge but also respond to and support the stress that comes with the job. The best way to address teacher burnout and a loss of return on investment is to actively engage in teacher well-being at every point during the academic year — and to provide employee mental health benefits that make real improvements. Hear how Marshall County Central Schools is using EmpowerU to drive teacher engagement, retention, and school culture.
Who should attend? Superintendents, Special Education Directors, Directors of Professional Learning, and others involved in supporting adult/student mental health.
About our presenters Katie Dorn is a licensed school counselor, a marriage and family therapist, and a social-impact entrepreneur with a focus on helping students, families and educators build resilience. After serving as a high school counselor in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, Katie opened a private practice as a therapist and worked as a program director of a school counseling graduate program. The gaps in serving student and educator mental health support fueled Katie’s passion for founding EmpowerU as a way to deliver transformational student and educator mental health support. Katie is a dynamic speaker who has published several books and appeared on the Today Show. She is the mother of seven grown children and weaves in her personal stories of resilience with humor and grace as she helps educators focus on their own well-being.
Jeff Lund, Superintendent, Marshall County Central Schools Jeffrey Lund is Superintendent/Elementary Principal at Marshall County Central in Northwest Minnesota. This is Jeff's 11th year as Superintendent at MCC. He also served 3 years as elementary principal and 5 years as an elementary teacher there. Marshall County Central has 450 K-12 students in three school buildings and a staff of 36 teachers. Superintendent Lund serves on the MASA Board as Region 8 Superintendent Representative and the Minnesota Rural Education Association Board as administrator representative for the North Region. Jeffrey was MASA Region 8 Administrator of Excellence in 2020 and Minnesota Elementary Principal Leadership Achievement Award winner in 2013.