Pacific Southwest MHTTC Wellness Wednesdays
Contact us at pacifics[email protected]
Times: 5pm ET / 2pm PT / 11am HT (view your time zone)
More than one hundred participants have joined each of our first two Wellness Wednesdays. In response to high demand for more, we’ve added sessions through the month of April.
Educators and school mental health leadership are resilient, creative, and tenacious, but they need support to be able to provide support. In this period of stress and uncertainty, now is the time to gather and resource one another. In collaboration with the Meaning Makers Collective, we’re pleased to offer three School Mental Health Wellness Wednesdays. Each Wellness Wednesday is a 60-minute virtual session for the school mental health workforce to connect, reflect, and support each other.
Please note that the Wellness Wednesdays are not a sequence; you can join us for one, some, or all.
Access the presentation slides and handouts from each Wellness Wednesday session.
Audience: For state and local education agency education and behavioral health leaders, community-based organization staff, teachers, school site leaders, district administration, principals, school-based mental health staff, student support service providers, and anyone else who would like to join.
- April 15 at 5 pm ET / 2 pm PT / 11 am HT (view your time zone) | Register Here
- April 22 at 5 pm ET / 2 pm PT / 11 am HT (view your time zone) | Register Here
- April 29 at 5 pm ET / 2 pm PT/ 11 am HT (view your time zone) | Register Here
Meet the Instructors
Judee Fernandez is an educator, facilitator, and coach. Judee began her work in schools as a high school Spanish teacher and later co-founded First Generation Institute, a firm focused on professional development for teachers in the area of cultural relevance and equity for students of color in public schools. Judee has worked as a Wellness Director and Assistant Principal at New Village Girls Academy and a high school Principal with San Francisco USD. Judee holds a BA in Spanish and Education from Loyola Marymount University, an MA in Latin American Studies from Cal State Los Angeles, and a School Leadership Certificate from the University of Southern California.
Michelle Kurta is an educator, coach, and facilitator. For over 15 years, Michelle has engaged in educational equity and justice work as a student, organizer, and teacher. Michelle earned a masters degree in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and an M.Ed in Urban Education and Single-subject Teaching Credential from UCLA. Michelle taught English Language Development, Language Arts, and Psychology at the School for Visual Arts and Humanities in the LAUSD. Prior to forming Meaning Makers Collective, Michelle most served as a resilience and trauma-informed practices coach for a national initiative to support school employee wellness in CA and CO.