5 Ways to Create a More Meaningful Teacher Appreciation Week
There is still time to plan a meaningful Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8th-12th) to let your staff know that you see them and appreciate them for all they do. Join us to celebrate educators and learn 5 specifics way to create a more meaningful Teacher Appreciation Week for 2023!
DIRECTOR OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
Brandon Bakke is the Director of Secondary Education for CharacterStrong. Brandon has 27 years of experience serving in secondary education, a career that has spanned six different high schools in four different school districts in two different states. Brandon has been a high school administrator for 20 years, and his work building culture and climate in schools has been featured on the CharacterStrong podcast and blog, as well as in Washington Principal Magazine.
DIRECTOR OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Julie Hinshaw is CharacterStrong’s Director of Elementary Education, where she oversees the creation and improvement of the PurposeFull People curriculum. She has over 15 years of experience in education and holds a M.Ed. in Administration. She served as a classroom teacher in grades 3-8, led her middle school campus to be recognized as a National School of Character, and was recognized as her district’s Teacher of the Year. Julie also worked for 2 years as a district-level social-emotional learning coordinator, supporting 10 campuses in their whole-child programming and leading professional development. Julie has been presenting on character development at the district, state, and national level for over 5 years. Her passion is rooted in using education as a vehicle to make the world a better, kinder place!
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