Mike Arbuckle

Mike has been in public education for 21 years. 17 years as an elementary teacher and the past 4 years in administration. With the challenges we face in education today, Concord has been intentional about meeting the Social Emotional Needs of its students in unique ways. Mike has been essential in building relationships with his students. Today, he will share some of the practices that Concord has implemented and the incredible results they have had . Mike is a long time resident of the Concord Community and owns and operates a successful pig farm. Mike also is the administrative leader for the largest 4-H club in Jackson County. His wife Amanda teaches second grade in Concord and their three children Carter (16), Avery (14), and Raegan (10) attend Concord as well.


Day 2
January 19, 2023
1:45 pm

Developing Intentional Systems to Support Social Emotional Learning in a Rural Community

Great Lakes V (Lower Level)
19 January
Time:  1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:  Great Lakes V (Lower Level)

How do you put out a dumpster fire when you have limited resources, limited buy-in, and a general lack of understanding around mental health and challenging student behaviors? Recognizing significant trauma, mental health needs, absenteeism, and discipline issues connected to missing skills drove our administrative team to find proactive ways to change the school climate to meet the needs of our students, staff, and community where they are. In this session, we will share our story, and help attendees identify spaces within their district where they can embed pieces of this work into existing systems to create positive change. No fancy fire extinguishers needed!

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