Sarah Owens

Sarah Owens is an educational consultant who works with school districts in forming resilient staff, students, and systems through the RISE (Resiliency in Students and Educators) model.

Sarah believes that by focusing on adult wellbeing, regulation, and their own social-emotional competencies, schools will simultaneously meet student need while increasing teacher effectiveness and retention. Sarah has been partnering with districts for over 5 years and has gained multi-district engagement of the RISE model in Midland County.

Sarah has taught Special Education, Early Childhood, and courses at Saginaw Valley State University where she was awarded the Mary H. Anderson Adjunct Faculty Award in 2019. Sarah presents throughout the state concerning trauma-informed practices and the RISE model.

Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Human Development with a background in Special Education from Central Michigan University, training in the Neurosequential Model in Education, and certification in Positive Psychology.

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Day 1
January 18, 2023
3:00 pm

Resilience in Students and Educators (RISE) Service Model

Prairies IV (Lower Level)
18 January
Time:  3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Location:  Prairies IV (Lower Level)

This session will advocate for, and review the data of, a resilience-based framework that focuses on educator wellbeing and retention. The model is crafted of professional learning, reflection, mindfulness, and coaching services that puts into action the recognition that learning occurs best overtime and in the context of relationships. Districts will gain an awareness of how critical adult social-emotional learning is to student success, as well as how districts can embed practices and policies that are rooted in the science of adversity and resilience, attunement and attachment, and safety.

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