School districts across the country have been focusing on the importance of educators and their need to practice self-care. In many cases, the school schedule and responsibilities do not align with wellness supports and goals that schools are trying to implement. With millions of resources available, educators still find themselves without the time and energy to access those resources.
The Self-Care Circle will teach educators effective strategies and reinforce the importance of creating healthy habits for themselves. The group will consider time, value, and accountability as we work to make self-care a top priority while improving ourselves and combating burnout and compassion fatigue.
My name is Jessica Golden-Harrington and I am a certified School Counseling Director and Special Educator. My years as a student at UNH solidified my desire to be a lifelong learner.
I started my career as a paraeducator in a traditional public school and have worked as a counselor, special educator, and school administrator in a variety of settings including public schools, private therapeutic day schools, and Chartered Public Schools. I am the former Assistant Director and Head of Counseling at Academy for Science and Design Chartered Public School. Currently, I have started my own professional adventure launching Golden Education Consulting & Training.
I believe that student success starts and grows from a place of empathy, compassion, and care.