MESPA Institute is still on despite the weather! Travel safely and we will see you there! Join us for the professional development event of the year! On February 6-8, 2019, you will be joined by 450+ of your colleagues for an incredible experience. With presentations from EIGHT incredible thought leaders, more than 25 sessions rooted in mental health, innovation, education equity, and leadership development, MESPA Speaks performances by your own colleagues, a Makerspace and Therapy Dog Showcase, an Unconference in which you guide your own learning, and 80+ education-based exhibits, how could you go wrong?

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Thursday, February 7 • 10:10am - 11:10am
Leading and Teaching Human Beings: Empowered to Breathe and BE

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With the increasing demands on building administrators, there is rarely a time to catch your breath and be an effective and authentic leader. This workshop will focus on two strategic principles to integrate into the workday for yourself and your staff. Join us as we explore how being mindfully present can positively impact your school environment and experience the power of movement and breath work to cultivate a school community where all feel safe, valued and fully engaged in learning.

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Kathy Flaminio

Kathy Flaminio, LGSW, MSW, E-RYT-200, is the founder of 1000 Petals LLC, a holistic health and well-being training and consulting company on the science and practice of mindfulness, movement and social/emotional learning. A public speaker on the local and national level, Kathy is... Read More →
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Lynn Hernandez

Lynn worked in public education for 22 years as an elementary teacher, assistant principal, and principal in the Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan school district. She has a bachelor degree in Business Administration-Management from the University of Texas at Arlington, a teaching license... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 10:10am - 11:10am CST
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