Tuesday, June 21, 2022
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Chris Haines is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Director of School Mental Health Programs at Greater Greenville Mental Health Center. Chris’s team includes 84 therapist positions serving 101 schools and programs in Greenville County School District. Chris is the School Mental Health Therapist at West Greenville School, where he has specialized in the treatment of adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral disorders for the past 13 years. Chris is on the South Carolina roster of clinicians trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a trained EMDR Therapist, a Trainer on Adverse Childhood Experiences, and a Trainer in Trauma-Informed Practices. Chris’s education includes a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Prior to working in School Mental Health in Greenville, Chris worked as a community-based therapist serving children in Washington, DC and Maryland.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
* COMMUNITY UNDERSTANDING
Jamie is president of Vollmer Inc., a public education advocacy firm. Once a harsh critic, Jamie has become an articulate champion of America’s public schools. Over the last thirty years, he has informed and energized tens of thousands of educators and community members at convocations, Inservice sessions, state and national conferences, foundation celebrations, and business events.
Using his personal transformation as evidence, he shows his audiences – particularly staff – that they have the power to change the way the people of their communities think and act toward their schools. In a time of rising expectations and rapid social change, Jamie provides the tools educators and their allies need to secure the Four Prerequisites of Progress:
* COMMUNITY TRUST
* COMMUNITY PERMISSION
* COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Jamie’s presentations – including the provocative Blueberry Story and his powerful 5Ss – help educators and the public work together to remove obstacles to student achievement in and out of school. His unique background and entertaining style enable him to raise staff morale, educate the public, enlist more partners, overcome resistance to change, boost the percentage of “YES” votes, and set the stage for ever-increasing student success.