Join us for our very first panel discussion episode!
In this episode of Mentorships in Education, we welcome a panel consisting of Atty Maureen Graves, Dr Sharon Saline, and Steve Waters CEO, Teach Well Alliance. Mentorships in Education is brought to you by Just Education, LLC and is hosted by Judith Epstein. Judith has a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Language Acquisition. She is certified in special education with post-graduate coursework and professional development in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Social Thinking, and Collaborative & Proactive Solutions and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT). Judith created Just Education, LLC to compile a free resource library for mentors of students who struggle on a wide variety of topics that are all related to education and student success.
About Maureen Graves
Maureen is an attorney representing people with disabilities and their families since 1994, primarily in disputes with school districts and regional centers. Maureen turned to special education law in 1994 when her own young children were diagnosed as having autism. At the first IEP meeting she ever attended, she was stunned to hear that the “team” planned to document goals but would not explain how teaching would occur. Ensuring that students have access to validated, effective interventions has been a key focus of Maureen’s practice from the beginning. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Disability Voters. She is also on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maureen-graves/
About Dr Sharon Saline
Sharon Saline, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, is a top expert in how ADHD, learning disabilities and mental health issues affect children, teens and families. Dr. Saline has worked extensively with schools on mental health issues in the classroom, interpreting psychological evaluations and improving teacher/parent communication. More information is available at www.drsharonsaline.com, Facebook @DrSharonSaline and Twitter @DrSharonSaline. Get Sharon's free downloadable handout about hybrid learning, her book and her card deck.
About Steve Waters
Steve Waters taught in high schools for 30 years, before spending 6 years as an educational consultant with the UK equivalent of a District. He is the founding CEO of the Teach Well Alliance which supports schools to implement a culture of staff wellbeing and mental health. Steve is a qualified counsellor and a First Aid for Mental Health Instructor. He is a founding fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and an elected member of council. His book 'Cultures of Staff Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools', is due to be released in May 2021. Steve has four grown-up children, one of whom is a teacher of Psychology. He lives in Manchester, UK.
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