Another School Year: What’s Wellbeing Got To Do With It?
Moving beyond surviving to thriving by centering wellbeing

September 28, 3:30-5:00pm
Presenter: Jennifer Bryan, Team Finch Consultants
Audience: All teachers, administrators, Counselors, Learning Specialists, Deans of Students, Advisors

So many aspects of schooling have had to be re-considered since Covid arrived and disrupted our standard practices in March of 2020. Despite the myriad logistical and human dilemmas created by Covid, structural racism, political divisiveness and ambiguous loss, educational communities have continued to function since the pandemic began…but not without costs. As you begin another school year, how are you thinking about your own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others? This session will focus on mindsets and practices that can help holistically and effectively center wellbeing, for individuals and for the school community, in the months ahead.

Meet the Presenter:
Dr. Jennifer Bryan
Dr. Bryan is a nationally known presenter and trusted psychologist. She earned her BA in Creative Writing at Princeton, her masters and doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University and studied for a year at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She began her career teaching English and coaching at The Hotchkiss School, taught briefly at Northfield Mount Hermon School and was a graduate level instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University and at the Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, MA. Jennifer did her graduate clinical internship in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a post-doctoral fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. She worked in the Counseling Center at the University of Connecticut in Storrs before opening a private psychotherapy practice in Northampton, MA in 1994.

In 2000, Jennifer founded Team Finch Consultants, offering specialized Gender and Sexuality Diversity consulting to PreK-12 schools. As these issues became increasingly relevant in social, political, religious and educational contexts, Jennifer expanded and refined her programs for schools and other organizations. In the Spring of 2020, Jennifer founded Re-Set School with a group of colleagues who wanted to help school leaders make their communities stronger, more equitable, and more adaptive during the pandemic.