Podcast by Mathew Portell
Podcast by Mathew Portell
Episode #25: Sara Potler LaHayne - Trauma Informed Educators Network Podcast
Sara is the Founder & CEO of Move This World, a social emotional learning program that provides over 1 million PreK-12 students and educators with video tools to strengthen their social and emotional wellbeing in order to create healthy environments where effective teaching and learning can thrive. Move This World ritualizes a daily practice of identifying, expressing and managing emotions through evidence-based, developmentally appropriate video tools.
A life-long dancer and previous professional performer, Sara was a Fulbright Scholar in Bogotá, Colombia when she authored, implemented, and evaluated the original Move This World curriculum. Most importantly, she is the inspired mother of two little girls, who present her with hourly opportunities to Move This World, and lives with them and her husband in Brooklyn, NY.
She has presented at conferences across 5 continents and been featured in Forbes, The Washington Post, The Guardian, ABC7, USA Today, The Atlantic, Education Week, The Huffington Post, Inc, Education Dive, and EdSurge, among others.
Episode #24: Emily Read Daniels - Trauma Informed Educators Network Podcast
Emily Read Daniels has 20 years’ experience working with vulnerable youth. She holds a Master’s of Education in School Counseling and a Master’s of Business Administration in Organizational Sustainability. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner (SEP) in training. She is trained in SMART (Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy) and has trained in Trauma-Informed Sensory Modulation with Dr. Tina Champagne. She is a trained Reiki practitioner and trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
Much of Daniels’ career was spent as a public educator and school counselor - developing programs and interventions to serve at-risk youth (pre-K – grade 12).
In June of 2017, she resigned her position as a student-assistance counselor to launch her own consulting firm. Her boutique firm, HERE this NOW, provides training, coaching, and consultation to those organizations and systems seeking to become trauma-informed and trauma-responsive.
Episode #23: Judge Sheila Calloway - Trauma Informed Educators Network Podcast
Judge Sheila Calloway has been the Juvenile Court Judge in Nashville since September 1, 2014. Prior to that, she was a Juvenile Court Magistrate from Jan. 2004 - Nov. 2013. Prior to that she was a Public Defender in both the adult division and Juvenile division from 1994 - 2003. Judge Calloway is originally from Louisville, KY. She attended both undergraduate and law school at Vanderbilt University and serves as an adjunct professor at both Vanderbilt and Belmont Law Schools. She is a fellow disrupter who is determine to change the way the juvenile court system in Nashville operates!
Episode #22: Linda Ragsdale - Trauma Informed Educators Network Podcast
*Trigger warning: Linda was a victim of a terrorist attack and explicitly recounts her experience.
Linda Ragsdale is an award-winning children’s picture book author who runs the non profit organization, The Peace Dragon. She travels the world to teach peace through stories and activities to spark a compassionate view, voice and choice in addressing ourselves and the world. A recent widower, she has also survived a serious wound during the 2008 Mumbai attacks and stage three breast cancer. Teaching how to change perspectives to find the treasure and leave the trash through challenging times is a lesson every age can learn and teach.
Episode #21: Lara Kain - Trauma Informed Educators Network Podcast
As the Southern California community facilitator for ACEs Connection, Lara brings her deep understanding of the importance of schools as community drivers for change. Lara is an experienced educator and consultant who speaks nationally on implementing trauma-informed practices in schools and building holistic, trauma-responsive systems. Lara brings over two decades of experience at the local, state and national level, including developing programs for integrating trauma-informed practices into community schools in Los Angeles. She worked for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as the state homeless coordinator, and practiced her first love, teaching 'at-risk' youth in Washington state. Lara has a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MPA from The Evergreen State College. As an example of her understanding of the micro and the macro, Lara’s experience ranges from supporting individual teachers to designing a trauma-informed schools pilot implemented in 20 schools across the country. Lara has worked both as a teacher and administrator putting the science of building resilience into practice. Born in the Midwest, she lived for over a decade in the Pacific Northwest, and is now a transplant to Southern California, where she lives with her husband and two boys. The beach is her happy place.
Episode #19: Dr. Mary Susan McConnell - Trauma Informed Educators Network Podcast
Dr. Mary Susan is a native Tennessean who has been having a helluva good time since her arrival at Baptist Hospital in the late Spring of ‘84. She is the host of the popular Mama Bear Podcast- a space she created for fellow women raising kids with special needs. She is married to singer/songwriter Sean McConnell and is the mother to their 8 year old Ghanaian beauty, The Magical Abiella. As a former middle school teacher, she has her Master's in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment and her Doctorate in Special Education. In her spare time she likes to work in her pottery studio, stalk the Carter Family on Instagram, and dance like everybody's watching.
Mary Susan’s mission in both her writing and her podcast is to help women around the world hear other people say the things they are already feeling. As the mom to a child with profound special needs, she knows the power of connecting with other people who get it. The world of special needs parenting can be both isolating and overwhelming. It is Mary Susan’s mission to help women feel seen, breathe deeper, acknowledge their innate badassery, and approach their lives with a sense of bravery, excitement, and perhaps a little bit of humor.
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Special thanks to you, Mathew, for being a leader in this journey. Especially loved Dr. Perry’s concentration on specific insight for educators.
I’ve learned so much hearing experts and people in the work be open and vulnerable. There are so many great stories in this podcast. Thanks!
Fantastic podcast for educators, counselors, social workers, and anyone interested in shifting their perspective on how to support students facing trauma in schools. Love the wide variety of perspectives and backgrounds that the interviewees bring to the table. The host is a pretty great dude, too!