Teacher shortages can lead to school closures, instructional interruptions, and increased levels of stress for students and educators. Join the Branching Minds team as we tackle one of the most complex challenges currently facing MTSS and education.
In this hour-long webinar, we will be discussing the current state of education and how staff shortages can impact our MTSS practice. We will be breaking down the causes of staff shortages, strategies to maintain MTSS fidelity during reduced staffing periods, and how to evaluate your systems to promote a positive and healthy educational environment. Join us for an hour of learning, sharing, and thought leadership with Branching Minds’ Executive Director of Professional Learning, Karen Castle, and Content Manager, Mollie Breese.
About Karen Castle: Karen is Executive Director of Professional Learning at Branching Minds, where she leads a team of education consultants to provide guidance and support to schools and districts, as they implement Branching Minds and improve their MTSS practice. Prior to Branching Minds, Karen spent 12 years building a national professional development program for Amplify Education, a leading company in the education technology space. Prior to her work in the edtech space, Karen served as curriculum director, principal, and teacher for several school districts in the North Texas area for 23 years. Karen holds an M.Ed. from the University of North Texas and a Superintendent’s Certification from the University of Texas at Arlington
About Mollie Breese: Mollie Breese is the Content Manager at Branching Minds. She helps streamline the support library, so schools can identify and access the interventions they need to support student success. She researches the newest strategies, activities, and programs to add to the robust library, providing a wealth of resources for partner schools. Prior to joining Branching Minds, Mollie worked in the classroom as an English teacher, Reading teacher, and ESL instructor. Mollie earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri, and her M.A. in English Literature from the University of Glasgow.