If you're not currently teaching, what are you focused on?:
Educational Consulting focused on Restorative Practice, Parent Advocacy & Early Learning
Your school name:
Your school type:
Supporting Infants - High School
How many years have you been teaching?:
10 Years in Education
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A passionate educator, lover of little people, their educators, and caregivers. I struggled through my early educational journey & through understanding my learning differences along with the trials I & my family faced, I know my life's purpose is to create opportunities for parents & educators to learn what it means to collaborate for the sake of their child's success. I believe this process should begin from infancy. I have a BS in Early Childhood & Elementary Education. An MA in Youth & Family ministry & am beginning my Doctoral journey in Educational Leadership & Organizational Change.
My name is Nicole Cummings and I am an Ambassador at The Guild. Thank you so much for sharing your idea, we are excited to have you as apart of our Teachers Guild it takes a team collaboration. I agree simply getting parents in the building so vital. You mentioned above that you all noticed a decrease in parent anxiety through events such as this. Do you mind sharing more about how you all are gathering data pertaining to how parents are feeling and what they need? I am looking forward to hearing more about this idea. Thanks -Nicole
Thank you all. It really was a fun evening, and my big hope is that teachers and families can see the power in building relationships with one another for the sake of pushing the student forward. When kids no matter what age can see that they are cared for and that the adults around them are working together, they become more secure in who they are. When I got to debrief with teachers they were excited to learn more about the parents, in the debriefing with the parents many of them were amazed by the one on one interactions that their children had with the teachers. When talking with the students they were just excited to have the adults they love in the same room. At this particular school, I will have another event extending to the same families and opening it up to other grades.