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First Things First: Educator Well-Being During Turbulent Times


Sponsored by the Indiana School Mental Health Initiative
at Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
Indiana University – Bloomington

Presented by: Dr. Sandy Washburn, Associate Research Scholar, and Deanna Nibarger, Research Associate

Bios: Sandy Washburn, Ph.D., works as an educational consultant with corporations around the state of Indiana. She has taught middle school, high school and undergraduate and graduate courses at IU. She is a recovering behaviorist, with a background in special education, psychology, and theatre.

Deanna Nibarger, M.A., works as an educational consultant providing professional development and coaching support in the areas of educational neuroscience and social emotional learning throughout the state of Indiana.

Date & Time: September 15, 2021 – 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., EDT

Webinar Overview: Join us as Dr. Washburn and Ms. Nibarger offer practical advice for educator well-being as we kick off the 2021-2022 school year. The session is relevant to educators, school counselors, support staff, and school leaders. Consider this 90-minute session as an investment in you and the environment in which you work and (hopefully) play.


  • Understand the relationship between adult well-being, positive climate, and student outcomes.
  • Identify strategies for emotional regulation, well-being, and creating positive work environments.
  • Describe, create, and implement a self-care plan.

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