While we are all excited to return to campus for the 2021-22 school year, both teachers and students are subject to a period of acclimation to the reintroduction of campus culture. Join us for a conversation on how to make the return to campus a joyous occasion, how to incorporate a culture of wellness for our staff and how to gauge the social emotional state of our students before the learning occurs.
Coordinator, SEL Community of Practice, Santa Cruz COE
Santa Cruz, CA
Wendy co-founded the Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project and New Teacher Center—a national non-profit dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders. Wendy currently co-facilitates the CA statewide, NorCal, Santa Cruz, and Alpine COE SEL Communities of Practice and is a consultant with Greater Good Science Center, developing SEL resources for CA educators as part of the CA SEL Community of Practice grant. She also serves on the 2020-21 CDE SEL Task Force, contributing to the development of California’s Transformative SEL resources. Wendy applies research and years of experience to develop innovative strategies for integrating SEL in teaching and leading.
Library Media Specialist, Fremont Union High School District
As a parent and educator, Doreen Bonde is passionate about promoting physical and mental well-being to students, teachers, admins and staff. She currently serves as a Library Media Specialist at Monte Vista High School in Cupertino and is a board member with Silicon Valley CUE. Doreen holds a MA in health education and various certifications bringing a unique perspective to education.
Chief Learning Officer, Teq
Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Superintendent, Roosevelt UFSD
Robert-Wayne Harris has been an educator for over 27 years and has worked in almost every capacity in the field of education. He has received both local and national recognition for his leadership and ability to bring reform and improvement in student achievement, staff accountability, and overall organizational performance. As an educator and leader, Mr. Harris’ experiences include: Substitute Teacher; Teacher Assistant; Dean’s Office; Classroom Teacher; Staff Developer; Curriculum Writer; Educational Planning Administrator; Professional Developer; Presenter, Planner, and Evaluator for the New York State Education Department’s initiative on Comprehensive District Education Planning; New York State SURR Review Team Member; Associate Director of the Long Island Regional School Support Center; Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, School Improvement, Professional Development and Planning; and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Superintendent of Schools. All of these experiences have provided Mr. Robert-Wayne Harris with the experience, knowledge, and expertise that enable him to provide the leadership and support necessary to develop systems and structures designed for organizational improvement.