FREE Teacher & Coach Webinar:
Schools are getting ready for the Student Empowerment Summit!
Join The Collective Conversation on Mental Health and tap into FREE resources for you and your students.
Hosted by Varsity Brands VP of Curriculum & Program Engagement, Aaron Hart and Assistant Principal of Hidden Valley High School (Oregon), Jessica Falkenhagen.
Teachers, administrators, club leaders, and coaches are all welcome to attend as we announce the 2023 Virtual Student Empowerment Summit – powered by Varsity Brands and The Collective. Aaron and Jessica will showcase the program agenda, teacher resources, and student-centered outcomes.
Partners of The Collective will be providing schools with the energy, information, and tools to plan and implement a local Mental Health Awareness Month Program in the month of May. Programming materials provided by Varsity Brands and Believe In You, Erika’s Lighthouse, Look for the Good Project, and Crisis Text Line.
Date:Wednesday, February 15th
Time: Per Time Zone1PM ET12PM CT11AM MT10AM PT
MEET THE SPEAKER
Creator and Author of Varsity Brands Believe In You SEL Curriculum Tools
Aaron is the creator and author of the Varsity Brands Believe In You SEL curriculum tools and Student Empowerment Journals. He has co-authored several nationally recognized curriculum projects and specializes in web-based content delivery. Additionally, he is the Executive Director of OPEN – the Online Physical Education Network driven by Varsity Brands and BSN SPORTS. Aaron’s passion for equity of access and community empowerment began over 20 years ago and has continued to guide his professional journey.
He began his teaching career as a New York City public school teacher and is currently a part-time faculty member in SUNY Cortland’s Physical Education Department.
The Varsity Brands and BSN SPORTS teams believed that Aaron’s crazy vision of providing free curriculum resources was the right thing to do for teachers and for the kids that they serve. Aaron joined the BSN SPORTS family in 2014 and since that time, the OPEN project has grown into a community of more than 100,000 educators and has served over 50 million students worldwide with more than 4 million downloads. Aaron now brings his empowering enthusiasm to the Believe In You platform with a focus on providing all teachers and students with SEL tools and solutions.
Assistant Principal at Hidden Valley High School in Oregon
Jessica Falkenhagen is the assistant principal at Hidden Valley High School in Grants Pass, Oregon. She’s been in education for 20 years with experience spanning from preschool, elementary, middle, and high school.
Jessica participated at the kickoff event of The Collective in July of 2022 and has been an active project advisor since that time.