Category: In the News

  • The Crisis of Loneliness, and How Schools Help Build Connection and Community

    According to a new advisory from the U.S. Surgeon General, a lack of social connection can increase the risk for multiple negative health outcomes. And among individuals in the US, there is a troubling trend of severe loneliness. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there were concerning levels of isolation among adults living in this country.…

  • Growing Through the Changes

    Just like in nature, community groups, school systems, and school communities grow in response to the environments around them. Sometimes schools are able to forecast changing needs and intentionally create new systems, and sometimes the environment forces change. School systems and communities have grown and changed based on new research, the experience of educators, and…

  • Staff Interviews – Mary Stillwell Power, Communications and Marketing Manager

    March is Women’s History Month as well as National Working Mom’s Day. We asked several of our Sound Discipline colleagues to share the stories of their experiences as working moms. Thank you Mary, for sharing your story!   Why do you work in education? And/or supporting educators? I’ve had several positions teaching adults or running…

  • Staff Interviews – Roxana Amaral, District Partnerships Manager

    March is Women’s History Month as well as National Working Mom’s Day. We asked several of our Sound Discipline colleagues to share the stories of their experiences as working moms. Thank you Roxana for sharing your story!   Why do you work in education and supporting educators?  Being an educator before being a mom has…

  • Staff Interviews – Stacy Lappin, Director of Program

    March is Women’s History Month as well as National Working Mom’s Day. We asked several of our Sound Discipline colleagues to share the stories of their experiences as working moms. Thank you Stacy for sharing your story!   Why do you work in education and in supporting educators? I have always known that I wanted…

  • Staff Interviews – Roxana Amaral, District Partnerships Manager

    Latinx Heritage Month or Hispanic Heritage month (official government designation), recognizes and honors the enduring contributions and importance of Latinx Americans to the U.S. and celebrates the many heritages and cultures of Americans from or with ancestors from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, and Central and South America. To celebrate Latinx Heritage Month we asked our…

  • Changing the World, A Classroom at a Time

    Changing the World, A Classroom at a Time

    We’ve been head down, all of us, chipping away at the tough stuff in front of us for the last few years.  At Sound Discipline’s board retreat last week, we stepped back and took a look around at the world that is the context for all of our work in schools: The pandemic Division and…

  • Staff Interviews – Lex Gavin, Facilitator

    June is Pride month and we asked several of our BELONG Partners colleagues in the LGBTQIA+ communities to share the stories of their experience as educators and what it means to them to be a queer role model in schools. Thank you Lex Gavin for sharing this inspiring story of your work and journey! Why…

  • Staff Interviews – Reid Kuennen, Facilitator & Instructional Designer

    June is Pride month and we asked several of our Sound Discipline colleagues in the LGBTQIA+ communities to share the stories of their experience as educators and what it means to them to be a queer role model in schools. Thank you Reid Kuennen, Sound Discipline Facilitator & Instructional Designer, for sharing this inspiring story…

  • Staff Interviews – Kelsey Peronto, Facilitator

    June is Pride month and we asked several of our Sound Discipline colleagues in the LGBTQIA+ communities to share the stories of their experience as educators and what it means to them to be a queer role model in schools. Thank you Kelsey Peronto for sharing this inspiring story of your work and journey!  …