Christy has brought to our district a keen awareness of the importance of both physical and social-emotional wellness for teachers and students. As we have continued to see a decline in feelings of contentedness and a rise in emotional dysregulation among our students, this information is proving to be vital. Christy has conducted mindfulness workshops for teachers intended to assist them with stress management and personal well-being, and she has extended these workshops with classroom practices that create positive learning environments to promote calm and focused students. We are also using her to work directly with students to teach them these concepts, increase resilience, and decrease anxiety. Christy is an absolute wealth of knowledge, and she continues to expand her tool kits with the most current and up-to-date research on a range of topics including nutrition, brain research, brain-body connection, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence, among others. Christy is energetic and passionate about creating schools where teachers and students can thrive, and her joy is absolutely contagious!
- Dr. Rebecca Summers,
Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Glendora School District